Victims of identity theft are continuing to experience long delays and errors in receiving their tax refunds, according to a new report.
The report, by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, found that on average, the IRS took 278 days to resolve the tax accounts of identity theft victims due a refund, according to TIGTA’s review of a statistically valid sample of 100 identity theft tax accounts resolved in the Accounts Management function in fiscal year 2013. That represents an improvement, however, compared to the average 312 days it took the IRS to resolve tax accounts of identity theft victims due a refund in FY 2012.
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