New IRS Hotline Created for Victims of Identity Theft

IRS announces additional assistance for identity theft victims

The IRS has recently announced the creation of a toll free hotline for use by Identity Theft Victims. The new IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit (800 908-4490) will take actions to mark the affected accounts so that identity theft issues may be resolved more quickly and reduce the burden of resolving any related issues in future years.

For further information individuals may go to IRS.gov’s Identity Theft website at: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=136324,00.html