The Rise in State Income Tax Refund Identity Fraud, the True Challenges and New Ways to Combat It 

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Identity-theft related income tax refund fraud has been a growing issue facing our nation and will continue to be for years to come. The problem of the federal income tax refund identity fraud has been well-covered by the media; however, there has not been a comprehensive review of the topic at the state level, until now. LexisNexis commissioned the Governing Institute to conduct two studies to understand the perspectives of state government officials and taxpayers as they relate to identity-based state tax refund fraud. Learn about the research findings from the two studies around tax refund identity fraud, including: the state of the problem, such as the challenges the agencies face today, the perception of both the taxpayer and the state government officials and the prevention methods in place to help combat the growing issue at hand.

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