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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 10, 2019 03:41 PM
From: Representative Ryan E. Mackenzie
To: All House members
Subject: Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week
I will soon be introducing a Resolution to recognize January 28 to February 1, 2019 as Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week in Pennsylvania.

Tax identity theft occurs when someone files a fraudulent tax return using another individual’s personal information in order to obtain a tax refund. This type of theft can also occur when someone uses another individual’s social security number to get a job. Individuals often learn about tax identity theft by receiving a letter from the IRS indicating that more than one tax return was filed in their name or that IRS records show wages from an employer they do not know.

Pennsylvanians of all ages are at risk of tax identity theft. We can protect ourselves by shredding any documents that contain personal and identifying information such as bank and credit card statements and old tax returns. In addition, we can use firewall and anti-virus software on devices, create strong passwords on websites, and not open e-mails from unknown senders.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important Resolution to bring awareness to Pennsylvanians about the dangers of Tax Identity Theft.

Introduced as HR37