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Identity Theft

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Identity theft is someone else using your personal information (such as your name, social security number, and credit card number) for an unlawful purpose.


Identity theft affects tax records

Generally, identity theft can affect your tax records if someone else:

  • Reports wages using your social security number.
  • Uses your SSN to obtain a fraudulent tax refund.

How to resolve tax-related identity theft issues

Follow the instructions in FTB 3552 Identity Theft Affidavit and be prepared to send copies of the following documents to us, if available:

  • Passport
  • Driver license or Department of Motor Vehicles identification card
  • Social security card
  • Police report
  • Internal Revenue Service letter of determination

Contact us - ID Theft Resolution Coordinator

Important – We do not send emails asking for personal taxpayer information. If you receive this type of request, do not respond. It may be an attempt from identity thieves to get your private tax information.

Franchise Tax Board
ID Theft Resolution Coordinator MS A421
PO BOX 2952
Sacramento, CA 95812-2952

Telephone: 916.845.3669
Fax: 916.843.0561

Resources

Contact the agencies below for more information.

California Office of Privacy Protection privacy.ca.gov/consumers/identity_theft.shtml | Get the Identity Theft Victim Checklist.
California Office of the Attorney General http://ag.ca.gov/idtheft
U.S. Postal Inspection Service https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/
Federal Trade Commission www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites//idtheft/

Request your free annual credit report. Go to www.annualcreditreport.com or call 877.322.8228.

Three major credit reporting agencies are:

Equifax www.equifax.com
Experian www.experian.com
Trans Union www.transunion.com