3:48 am - Wednesday December 13, 2017

Colorado Department of Revenue uncovers potential fraudulent income tax returns

The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) recently discovered potential fraudulent activity on 2014 income tax returns filed electronically through commercial third party tax preparation software. CDOR is actively working with other states and the tax software industry on this issue and is monitoring income tax filings to ensure that the taxpayer receives the proper refund.

The Department of Revenue’s online e-file tax service (Revenue Online) and tax accounting systems have not been compromised. The department’s priority is maintaining the security of private taxpayer data and preventing fraudulent activity.

Taxpayers concerned about the security of their personal information provided to a tax preparation software service should contact the software vendor they use to electronically file their state income tax return.

In addition, taxpayers may verify the current status of their state income tax return and refund by going to www.colorado.gov/revenueonline.  Click on “Where’s My Refund?”

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