Having your identity stolen is bad enough. What’s worse is when thieves use your Social Security number to file a tax return and claim a refund. You may not even know this happened until Uncle Sam informs you that two returns have been under your identity.
Here are the top 13 things the IRS wants you to know about identity theft so you can avoid becoming a victim:
Editor’s note: The following content is provided by the Internal Revenue Service. Consult your financial or tax adviser regarding your individual situation.