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If you call the IRS, be prepared to identify yourself

Posted Jul 08, 2019

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If you call the IRS, be prepared to identify yourself. Tax-related identity theft is on the rise. That’s why the IRS says its call center professionals take great care to ensure they discuss personal information only with taxpayers (or authorized representatives). Before calling the IRS, have this information ready: your Social Security number or individual taxpayer identification number; filing status; your prior year tax return; a copy of the return in question; and IRS letters or notices you’ve received. For details: 

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