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State Revenue Department helping prevent identity theft at tax time

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Revenue Department will fight back against those who try to steal your identity before you can get around to filing your income tax return.

It's a growing cyber crime at both the state and federal levels.

For the state returns, Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler says his agency will use a new identity verification system. Officials will send out letters to certain taxpayers asking them to take a short quiz about themselves before their refunds will be issued.

Chandler says those who get the letters should not panic -- and the actual people listed on the returns should have no trouble getting the questions right. The goal is to make sure you get your refund -- and not let an identity thief beat you to it.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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