Tax season is in full swing. So are the tax scams – CNBC


"It's like the perfect storm we're dealing with right now, " said Howard Silverstone, a forensic accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' fraud task force. In such cases, a criminal might steal personal information to file a fake tax return and collect your refund. There are different steps tax-related identity theft victims should take, depending on whether the taxpayer reports the fraud (for example, if your e-filed return is rejected because of a duplicate filing) or the IRS flags a suspicious tax return with your name on it, according to the agency.

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