Be assured that the Vermont Department of Taxes will work to get every legitimate taxpayer, including victims of refund fraud, their refund as soon as possible.
If You Suspect Your Identity Has Been Stolen
We are proud of our track record stopping fraud, but if you find that one of today’s sophisticated criminals has managed to file a Vermont or federal return posing as you, contact us immediately.
- Quick action is key
- Report identity theft and create a recovery plan at IdentityTheft.gov
- Contact the Vermont Department of Taxes to file a report
- Submit a copy of IRS Identity Theft Affidavit to the department
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133 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05633
What Happens if a Refund has Already Been Issued?
We will work with you to get your refund as soon as possible. However, it will be necessary to follow extra steps. Contact us immediately at (802) 828-2865 or (866) 828-2865
Have You Received a Letter from The IRS Or Vermont Department of Taxes?
If the IRS or Vermont Department of Taxes discovers that someone has already filed for a tax refund in your name, you will be notified by letter. Please respond immediately and follow the instructions.
The IRS will issue you a special PIN to enable the filing of a return if your identity is at risk. Please note that a common scam is for criminals to impersonate an IRS agent and ask for your Social Security Number. Never send your Social Security Number over email, and do not give identifying information over the telephone unless you have initiated the contact.
If you have been contacted by an IRS telephone scam, please report it to the Vermont Attorney General at: (800) 649-2424 or (802) 656-3183 or visit the Consumer Assistance Program for more information.
Recovering from Identity Theft
Becoming a victim of identity theft can be devastating and recovering from identity theft can be a long and arduous process.
Here are some resources to get you on the road to recovery:
- The Identity Protection: Prevention, Detection and Victim Assistance is an online guide provided by the IRS that offers information for victims and provides additional identity theft resources.
- The Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft is another IRS guide that includes, warning signs, as well as steps to take if you become a victim.
- The Office of the Vermont Attorney General provides assistance to Vermonters consumers through the Comsumer Assistance Program (CAP), at the University of Vermont, who have been victims or would like to learn more about identity theft.
In addition to the resources we have provided here, we recommend that you create a recovery plan provided by visiting the Federal Trade Commission.