PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - West Virginia’s attorney general has some tips to make sure you get through tax season hassle-free.
Patrick Morrisey says this time of the year, IRS scammers are in full force. He says if you use the internet to do your taxes, make sure the internet is protected. He recommends keeping documents with identifiable information in a safe place and shredding them if you have to throw them out. He says filing early is important too.
“Let’s say that you get your W-2s the end of January, well a lot of the scammers want to file in early February because they know most people wait until the last minute to do their returns, they might file it but they might send it t o a different address and they’re doing it to try and get a refund check their way and then they’ll deposit it and all of a sudden you wake up one day and say wait a minute I didn’t file my return yet and you’ve been ripped off,” Morrisey said.
The deadline to file your taxes is Monday, April 15.