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As part of a national effort by states to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, many states have taken extra efforts to deal with the situation.

Here are below few examples:

  • Each state has introduced on their website the ways you can report Identity theft to them
  • All states or state may request taxpayer’s and spouse’s driver’s license or state-issued identification card. Although a return will not be rejected if the requested information from the driver’s license or state identification card is not present in the taxpayer’s return, not providing this information may delay the processing of the return and cause a delay in receiving any refund associated with the return.
  • Illinois will not be sending out refunds on returns filed in January and February until mid-March. For those returns filed after March 1, 2016, the refunds will be sent out within two to three weeks from the date the Illinois return is accepted. See the Illinois Refund Alert on the Illinois Revenue website for more information.
  • Virginia has begun to issue 7 alphanumeric Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) to Virginia taxpayers who have been identified as victims of identity theft. If a Virginia taxpayer is issued a PIN they must enter it on their Virginia individual income tax return to ensure that it is processed in a timely manner.
  • Alabama will delay issuing refunds this year on returns for which the state has not received the W-2(s) from a taxpayer’s employer(s). This means that early Alabama filers will not receive their refunds as quickly as they have in prior years.