The Internal Revenue Service has agreed to change its policy on identity theft and provide victims with copies of the fraudulent tax returns that have been filed under their names by scammers.
The move comes in response to a request from Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., who wrote to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen last month urging the IRS to provide tax-related identity theft victims with copies of fraudulent returns, which the agency had refused to do, citing privacy concerns.
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