Some Minnesota taxpayers have recently found that when they log in to TurboTax to file their tax return, they see that a return has already been filed. Due to this potentially fraudulent activity, the Minnesota Department of Revenue has stopped accepting tax returns submitted using TurboTax.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue is still accepting returns filed with Intuit professional preparer products (Lacerte, Intuit Tax Online, and ProSeries). There has not been a breach of Department of Revenue systems and their priority is maintaining the security of private taxpayer data and preventing fraudulent activity within their system. They have sophisticated technology in place to safeguard private taxpayer information.
To learn more about protecting yourself against identity theft and tax fraud visit the Identity Protection Tip page on the IRS website.
For tips on what to do if you’re a victim of Identity Theft click here.