Identity Theft

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What is Identity Theft?

IRIS, identity theft reporting information systemIdentity theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission. Or more specifically, identity theft occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally obtains personal identifying information of another person; and uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent intent, including to obtain, or attempt to obtain, credit, goods, services, any other thing of value, or medical information in the name of another person without the consent of that person.

The most common form of tax-related identity theft happens when thieves use stolen Social Security Numbers to file fake tax returns and claim refunds before the real owner of that SSN has a chance to file their real return.

The Utah State Tax Commission has a Suspicious Filer Group that reviews returns for suspicious activity. If you are a victim of identity theft, you can contact:

Cleo Meneses, 801-297-3857

After you contact us, the Suspicious Filer Group will flag your account and watch it for any suspicious activity. Additionally, Utah is part of a multi-state network that shares identity theft reports with participating states to help reduce tax identity theft.

Additional Resources

Please note . . .

TAP Scheduled Upgrade

Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) will be upgraded Friday, December 11 at 5:00pm through Monday, December 14 at 7:00am. TAP will be unavailable during this time.

Please note . . .

TC-69 Form Usually Requires Additional Schedules

When submitting a TC-69 paper form, you MUST also include the appropriate schedule(s). If you do not include the correct schedule(s), your business registration will be delayed.

Note: To save time and ensure all needed schedules are included, you can apply for a tax account online.

Please note . . .

Sales tax filing is changing

All Utah sales and use tax returns and other sales-related tax returns must be filed electronically, beginning with returns due Nov. 2, 2020. File electronically using Taxpayer Access Point at tap.utah.gov.

This includes:

  • Third quarter, July-Sept 2020 (quarterly filers)
  • September 2020 (monthly filers)
  • Jan – Dec 2020 (annual filers)
  • All related schedules

You can continue to the PDF form below, or go to TAP to register and begin filing electronically now—no need to wait until the deadline!