Avoid being a victim of refund fraud:
- Don’t provide personal information by mail, phone, email, or text to an unknown person.
- File your tax return early - and file electronically.
- Be sure you have all W-2s and other withholding statements before you file.
- Include your Virginia driver’s license number or Virginia identification card number and issue date on your return.
- Watch for signs that an unauthorized person may have filed a return using your name or Social Security number:
- More than one tax return was filed using your Social Security number.
- You receive an unexpected assessment or notice indicating that you owe additional tax.
- You receive a federal or state tax refund that you didn’t request.
- You had collection actions taken against you that you didn’t expect, and the information doesn’t appear to be valid.
- The IRS notified you that a false federal return was filed.
See Refund Fraud Prevention to find out how Virginia Tax is helping to protect you, too.