What is identity theft?
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. Or more specifically, identity theft occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally obtains personal identifying information of another person; and uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent intent, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, any other thing of value, or medical information in the name of another person without the consent of that person.
One of the most common forms of tax-related identity theft happens when thieves use stolen Social Security Numbers (SSN) to file fake tax returns and claim refunds before the real owner of that SSN has a chance to file their real return.
What should I do if I think someone has filed a fraudulent return using my name or Social Security number?
- If you’re a victim of identity theft and are concerned about your taxes being affected, file with the IRS the IRS Affidavit form 14039.
- Send a copy of IRS Affidavit form 14039 along with supporting documentation to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.
- Provide a signed statement, including a daytime contact phone number, that you are a victim of ID theft or fraudulent return filing.
- When filing a paper return, indicate on the bottom of page one of the 511 or 511NR “Identity Theft”.
Mail the information to:
Oklahoma Tax Commission
AMD – INCOME TAX
PO BOX 269060
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK 73126-9060
After you contact us, your account will be flagged for any suspicious activity.
When e-filing, you may be asked to provide information from your driver license.
In an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, the state of Oklahoma is requesting additional information from taxpayers. This added voluntary measure is intended to ensure your tax refund goes to you.
When e-filing, provide your driver license or state-issued card information when prompted. Providing this identity information is voluntary and we will not reject your return if the information is not provided.