If you suspect that you have been a victim of tax fraud, you should report the suspected fraud to the credit bureau reporting agencies immediately. This can protect your credit from further damage. You are still obligated to continue to pay your taxes in the meantime.
You should immediately file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Your SSN could have been compromised, so you should fill out IRS Form 14039, Identity Theft Affidavit. It is possible that an online tax filing software program would reject your tax return if a return has already been falsely filed under your name. You will need to submit your return in paper copy via regular mail and attach a completed Form 14039 to the filing. This will prevent you from incurring any penalties or late fees associated with failure to file a tax return.
If you think that you have received a tax bill from the IRS in error, you should immediately retain the services of a trusted tax lawyer to sort out the situation. You may need someone to negotiate with the IRS on your behalf, and I have valuable experience in doing so. We can get to the bottom of your tax situation. We want to make sure you do not end up with an enormous tax bill through no fault of your own.
Call the team at the Law Offices of Darrin T. Mish, P.A. to begin working through your tax fraud situation right away. Time is not your friend in these types of situations. You need to act right away to protect your identity and avoid costly and needless fines from the IRS. Stop fretting about your tax fraud situation and move forward with a workable solution as quickly as you can.