The code is not needed for paper filed returns. For this filing season, the code is being used only to test the capability of verifying the authenticity of W-2 data. We know that identity theft is a frustrating process for victims, and we are taking aggressive steps to stop fraudulent returns before they are processed. This information helps the states confirm the identity of taxpayers, which aids in reducing identity theft. Finally, it is easy to overlook a simple tool that has been available for years; your phone.
California, Kansas, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are requesting but not requiring the information. Many states recommend reporting a stolen license to the police department in case of identity theft. Secure portals such as Citrix ShareFile allow you to insert a request link into your email to the client. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Note: If you need a photocopy of your return, you must use.
. I was born and raised in Nevada but currently live and work in Omaha, Nebraska. This allows state governments, such as New York and Louisiana, to suspend licenses if a taxpayer owes back taxes. You can request copies of fraudulent returns for the current tax year and previous six tax years. The employee must request a copy of their W-2 from the employer that issued it.
You can call the number for the California Franchise Tax Board 800 852-5711 to verify. Other states require it and want this done before you can apply for a replacement. Investor information regarding State bonds is available at www. All others must make an appointment with the Comptroller's office. States match the information in their database to confirm the identity of the taxpayer, helping to prevent fraud. Entire name except the first four letters of the last name If the last name is four letters or less, then fewer than four letters of the last name will remain visible.
The author is a Forbes contributor. State Department of Taxation and Finance. While certainly not scientific, the answers they provided give a voice to the attitudes the authors have heard in the field. What do I need to do? Records Request The Kansas Department of Revenue has designed several record request forms to help you in providing the department with the needed information. And be patient, both when filing and waiting for your return. The temporary license is valid for a limited time and must be destroyed when the permanent license arrives. This information will be used in the e-filing process in an effort to deter fraud.
Remember, though, say state tax officials, the processing of your return could be slowed a bit as other anti-fraud steps are taken to confirm that you are the legitimate taxpayer. Some states ask for identification information, but do not require a taxpayer to provide the information in order to file. You probably asked this question when you met with your tax return preparer this year. Many states allow their drivers to apply for a replacement online, and some also provide a printable copy that you can use in the interim. If you only need to find out how much you owe or verify payments you made within the last 18 months, you can. You are being directed off of a Comptroller of Maryland website to the Google Translate service.
It is illegal to drive without a license in all 50 states, so if yours is lost, destroyed or stolen, you should replace it immediately. The process for applying for a replacement license and obtaining an online copy varies by state. Dan Hudson is a vice president with Chesapeake Professional Liability Brokers in Annapolis, Md. Compliance New York States requires you to obtain this information from your clients. Respondents came from varying levels of seniority, firm size, and geographic location. Please consult with a translator for accuracy if you are relying on the translation or are using this site for official business.
They must also indicate whether this number belongs to the Prime or Joint Taxpayer. This is one more layer of protection against identity thieves. Written requests submitted to the department in other formats will not be denied; however, the department may need to gather additional information. At least a few states, including New York, Ohio, and Alabama, have now made it a requirement. They may not be used to conduct official business with the agency, and will not be accepted by the agency in lieu of official English or Spanish forms. One factor is whether there are any open, unresolved issues with a tax return for a tax year requested. Can I request this information now? If you discover or suspect that your personal or tax information has been compromised, check your credit with free tools from.
States do this from time to time to help deter identify theft. This requirement only applies to income tax returns at the state level. Temporary License Some states, such as Texas and New Mexico, provide a temporary license for drivers to use while they wait for the replacement license to arrive by mail. If your client refuses to provide their information, you must keep documentation to prove you used due diligence to obtain the information and your client refused. Resources should be directed toward training staff to speak with clients, and implementing appropriate security measures to minimize the possibility of a breach. And follow me on Twitter:.
How we make money Bankrate. Pro-Series has been notified of the error. Shortly after we mailed the organizers, on January 11, 2017, the New York State Department of Taxation informed tax preparers of a new requirement for the 2016 tax year. It will remain optional to provide that information. Note: for married filing joint returns, enter only one document number. This compensation may impact how, where and in what order products appear.