Hi, I’m Jon, and I work for the IRS.
Some of you have asked what we’re doing to go after the bad guys who steal people’s identity.
One of our ongoing efforts is our Law Enforcement Assistance program.
The way it works is, identity theft victims fill out a disclosure form obtained from their local police office since their social security number is on the bad tax return.
This waiver allows us to share the tax information with local law enforcement.
This gives law enforcement what they need to investigate and prosecute these cases.
If you’re an identity theft victim, all you need to do is file a police report and ask if your law enforcement agency participates in our program.
In the meantime, we will continue to work to clear up and secure your account.
Now, if you’re in a law enforcement agency and you’re interested in participating in our program, just contact your local IRS Criminal Investigation field office to learn more about the Disclosure Authorization Form and the process.
So far, we’ve received thousands of these waiver requests from law enforcement agencies across the country.
We’re committed to going after the bad guys.
And our law enforcement partners play a critical role in fighting identity theft.
The number of our investigations has increased significantly.
And these criminals are going to jail for longer periods of time.
If you want more information about what we’re doing to go after the bad guys, go to IRS.gov and type Identity Theft in the search field.