The privacy and security of your tax information is as important to us as it is to you. Everyone at the West Virginia State Tax Department takes these concerns very seriously.
Tax‐related identity theft occurs when someone gains access to your personal information and uses it to file a tax return in your name. You may be unaware that you are even a victim until you file your return and learn that one already has been filed using your Social Security number.
Below is a list of things you should do if you suspect your identity has been used to file a fraudulent tax return.
If your purse, wallet or laptop was stolen and you are worried that your Social Security number and other sensitive information have been compromised, please take these additional steps:
Again, the West Virginia State Tax Department and the IRS do not initiate contact with taxpayers via e-mail or by phone requesting personal or financial information.