Tax Identity Care

Better protect yourself from tax identity theft by adding Tax Identity Care for only $14.99 when you file online or use downloaded software through hrblock.com.46

So what exactly is Tax Identity Theft?

It happens when someone uses your personal info to file a fraudulent tax return. With Tax Identity Care from H&R Block, we help you better protect your tax identity by helping you apply for additional safeguards with the IRS. And if you are a victim of tax identity theft, our restoration experts are here to help.

Prevention

With Tax Identity Care, our experts help you apply for the additional safeguards provided by the IRS. Depending on your circumstance, the IRS may assign you an IP PIN or an Identity Theft Indicator. Both are layers of protection that proactively help to better protect you from becoming a victim of tax identity theft.

Restoration

If you are a victim of tax identity theft when you purchase Tax Identity Care, our tax identity restoration experts are here to help. You'll have a dedicated specialist assigned to your case to guide and support you in rightfully restoring your tax identity. Our support includes filing affidavits on your behalf, filing a police report, notifying other institutions you may have accounts with, and more. Bottom line? We'll help you get your refund as fast as possible.

There's a reason why Tax Identity Care is so important.
Actually, there are billions.

In 2014 alone, the IRS stopped more than $15 billion of fraudulent tax refunds, including those related to tax identity theft*. That's billion with a "b." In 2016, the number of suspicious returns stopped by new fraud filters increased by more than 700,000 from the year before*. The point is simple. IRS identity theft is a real problem – and it's getting worse every year. And the need to guard your IRS tax ID with tax identity protection services has never been greater.

*Statistics from IRS.gov
FAQ: Tax Identity Theft
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What is tax identity theft?
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Tax identity theft occurs when a thief uses your information to file a fraudulent tax return to steal money from the IRS. Tax Identity Theft is a relatively easy crime to commit; all a thief needs to file a fraudulent tax return is your name, birth date and social security number.

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How do criminals get your information?
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Criminals obtain personal information from a lost/stolen purse or wallet, unsecured mail or documents in the home, phishing schemes (phone or email), obtaining access to personal information via banks, bills, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, government offices, etc.

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What can happen if you become a victim of tax identity theft?
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  • Resolution can take several months or even years, resulting in significant delays in receiving your tax refund or filing the return.
  • Resolution may require substantial paperwork and long interactions with appropriate authorities.
  • You may be responsible for proving that the return is fraudulent and income documents are fake.
  • Your information may be at risk for other forms of identity theft.
Two ways to get Tax ID Care. Choose the one that's right for you.
File Taxes Online

You have the freedom to file any time, anywhere, on any device. You also get our Max Refund Guarantee and unlimited advice from a tax expert should you need it.

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File Taxes With Software

With H&R Block's tax prep software, it's easy to import last year's data, calculate your potential refund, and file returns for multiple family members. Plus if you have a question or need help, we've got your back with unlimited chat support.

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