File Your Taxes Early to Avoid Scammers Filing With Your Info
It seems like everybody has one of two approaches during tax season. You jump on them early and get them done because a refund is coming your way. Or, you put them off until the last minute because you either know, or fear, that you'll have to pay.
Is it better to do it one way or the other? Well, getting your taxes done early might be the SAFER of the two options. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says if you file early it can save you from potential scams.
Basically, those dirty scammers out there will try to use your Social Security number to file your taxes! The earlier you file the better protected you are from somebody being able to claim your tax return as their own.
The BBB also warns of anyone claiming they can get you a bigger refund than other places. It serves as a possible red flag for a less than credible tax prep service.
Read more from a KPAX article HERE.