Small Business, Big Ideas

with Jean Willard

January 2014

01/20/14

New ‘identity quiz’ may delay state tax refunds

Danger comes in many forms. We used to worry about our wallets or purses being stolen, or losing our Social Security cards or driver’s licenses. Now we need to worry about breaches in security at stores we frequent, or people stealing our identities as a result of online security lapses. So it’s only natural to wonder whether our information is secure when we file our tax returns. Since so much sensitive data is required on a return, it’s critical that government agencies protect it; you should know that they do.

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