There are various steps you can take to avoid identity theft. The first two relate to getting an Identity Protection PIN from the IRS and Wisconsin.
1. Get protection PIN from the IRS. This will prevent someone else from filing Federal taxes using your identity. To learn more click Get An Identity Protection PIN
2. Get protection PIN from Wisconsin. This will prevent someone else from filing Wisconsin taxes using your identity. To learn more click Get A Wisconsin Identity Protection PIN
3. Avoid Phishing and Online Scams: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.
To learn more click Phishing and Online Scams