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Office of State Tax Commissioner Advises Taxpayers on Identity Theft

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Contact: Jen Raab, Public Information Officer, 701.328.3039
Lorie Bowker, Individual Income Tax Supervisor, 701.328.1296

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger issues advice and information to North Dakota taxpayers regarding tax fraud through the use of identity theft.

"In recent years, North Dakota has finished out the tax season with very few fraudulent returns filed," stated Rauschenberger. "However, we have already seen a rise in the number of tax fraud cases this year, and it is still early in the tax season."

Rauschenberger went on to point out that they are taking steps to protect North Dakota taxpayers by conducting an even more in-depth review of returns this year.

"We are adjusting resources and staff as needed, and instituting additional review processes to ensure we are doing everything possible to stop identity thieves," Rauschenberger said. "Each tax return will receive a comprehensive review for any indication of identity theft in order to stop fraudulent attempts to claim tax refunds."

These additional preventative measures will likely result in slower refund processing time. The Office of the Tax Commissioner asks taxpayers to remain patient. Taxpayers may check their refunds at www.nd.gov/tax with the "Where's My Refund?" tool. Refund information is updated daily.

North Dakota taxpayers can help prevent a fraudulent return being filed with their identity by filing their taxes as soon as they are able.

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Office of State Tax Commissioner Advises Taxpayers on Identity Theft

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Contact: Jen Raab, Public Information Officer, 701.328.3039
Lorie Bowker, Individual Income Tax Supervisor, 701.328.1296

BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger issues advice and information to North Dakota taxpayers regarding tax fraud through the use of identity theft.

"In recent years, North Dakota has finished out the tax season with very few fraudulent returns filed," stated Rauschenberger. "However, we have already seen a rise in the number of tax fraud cases this year, and it is still early in the tax season."

Rauschenberger went on to point out that they are taking steps to protect North Dakota taxpayers by conducting an even more in-depth review of returns this year.

"We are adjusting resources and staff as needed, and instituting additional review processes to ensure we are doing everything possible to stop identity thieves," Rauschenberger said. "Each tax return will receive a comprehensive review for any indication of identity theft in order to stop fraudulent attempts to claim tax refunds."

These additional preventative measures will likely result in slower refund processing time. The Office of the Tax Commissioner asks taxpayers to remain patient. Taxpayers may check their refunds at www.nd.gov/tax with the "Where's My Refund?" tool. Refund information is updated daily.

North Dakota taxpayers can help prevent a fraudulent return being filed with their identity by filing their taxes as soon as they are able.

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