Identity theft issues are complex and difficult to resolve.  Tax related identity theft is even more complicated with terrible ramifications for its victims.  The IRS has announced a new procedure that will provide some help to taxpayers whose Social Security Numbers and names are stolen and used on fraudulent tax returns.

Victims will be able to obtain a copy of the fraudulent tax return; it will be redacted but will still give victims more information than they currently can obtain.

I’ve written about this new procedure in a blog that was published on November 18th in the Huffington Post.  It’s under the “Crime” subheading in the “News” section.

The link for my blog is: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/debra-n-diener/irs-and-identity-theft_b_8575448.html.

While I hope no one ever needs this information, it is helpful to have.