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Individual Income Tax > Resources > Identity Theft

  • What is identity theft?Back to top

    ​Identity theft occurs when your personal information, i.e. name, Social Security number or banking information, is taken without permission and is used to commit crimes or fraud. These crimes can include filing a fraudulent tax return using your private information. Identity theft can be carried out via phone, email, or through bogus web pages.

  • What can I do to protect myself against identity theft?Back to top

    ​How to protect yourself from identity theft:

    What to do if you think your identity has been stolen:

    If you are victim of identity theft, you may be able to have an ID Theft flag on your MN driver's license

    If you think your identity has been stolen and someone has used it inappropriately for tax purposes:

    • Call the Minnesota Department of Revenue at 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094, and
    • Call the IRS’s Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1-800-908-4490

  • How do I report tax fraud?Back to top

    ​If you suspect someone of breaking state tax laws, call, email or write the department (see “Contact Information” below). You may remain confidential, but it’s helpful to provide your contact information in case we need to ask for clarification or more details.

    Tip Line (voice mail):
    651- 297-5195 or 1-800-657-3500 (24 hours a day)
    Call anytime to leave a message.

    Mailing Address:
    Minnesota Department of Revenue
    Criminal Investigation Division
    Mail Station 6590
    600 North Robert Street
    St. Paul, MN 55146-6590

    Criminal Investigation Division:
    Phone lines open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. weekdays
    Fax: 651-556-3105