Identity thefts grow, complicating tax filings, delaying refunds

April 14, 2015 7:54 PM

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The number of identity theft incidents involving the nation's taxpayers continues to soar, according to government statistics released this month.

About 2.9 million incidents of tax-related identity theft occurred in 2013, up from nearly 1.8 million in 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. A spokesman said he didn't have more current numbers.

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