Identity Theft and Scams: What are They?

Identity theft occurs when someone uses your personal information, such as your name, Social Security number, credit card number or other identifying information - without your permission - to commit fraud or other crimes. According to the Social Security Administration, identity theft is considered one of the fastest growing crimes... More

WARNING: State Tax Lien Notices not issued by DOR

You should know that notices of questionable origin are being sent to taxpayers with outstanding tax liens. Although these notices show amounts from actual tax liens, they are not from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue Always read the fine print!  Does the notice say the sender is not affiliated with any government agency? Does it say that “results may vary?” More

Check Overpayment Scams

DOR warns taxpayers to be aware of check overpayment scams involving fraudulent checks identified as Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Department of Revenue.

Malicious Virus Alert!

DOR warns individuals against certain search engine results for "Massachusetts tax forms" that may contain a malicious virus that will infect computers.

Stolen Identity Alert!

Nationally, tax fraud involving stolen identities is an increasing problem. Massachusetts is no exception.