DOR's tax fraud program has stopped over $180 million in fraud since it began in 2014. Each tax year the tax fraud program detects less fraud, through a substantial fraud deterrence program. This program detects fraud before tax returns enter the financial system. This means less fraudulent refunds are processed and paid.
Tax fraud comes in several forms:
- Inflation of state or local withholding taxes
- Claiming credits or deductions the taxpayer was not entitled to
- Fake Schedule C business income or loss
- Inflation of Indiana earned income on Earned Income Tax Credits
While most taxpayers are honest and seek to pay their fair share for the services they receive from Indiana, there are individuals and businesses who work hard to evade paying what they are required to by law.
Are you a victim of identity theft?
Victims of identity theft often lose significant amounts of money and time, this can lead to a damaged credit rating. A damaged credit rating can affect their ability to obtain loans for education or housing, approval for rental agreements, and approval for credit cards or large purchases requiring credit.
If you think you are an identity theft victim then find out what to do next with the Attorney General’s Identity Theft Victim Kit. This kit was designed as a comprehensive guide to assist victims through the process of restoring their names.
To report you are a victim of identity theft, please provide the following information to DOR:
- Completed IRS Identity Theft Affidavit Form (Form 14039)
- Letter from the IRS stating you may be the victim of ID Theft (if applicable)
Send in the information by fax or mail:
Indiana Department of Revenue
Attn: Individual Tax Compliance
P.O. Box 7063
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Below are additional resources for those who have been affected by identity theft: