Identity theft is a common problem in our society and has become an epidemic in the field of tax preparation. If you are a victim of identity theft, don't blame the preparer. Do follow these steps if you are a victim of identity theft.
Criminals get creative everyday. A taxpayer can always consult with an accountant or an attorney before proceedings begin. Knowing your rights and options can provide a better solution and may help avoid some of the current scams by criminals posing as an IRS employee.