State tax return confirmation quiz

audit guySeveral states, including Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Massachusetts, are requiring some taxpayers to take an online timed quiz to confirm their identity as a fraud prevention measure.  At ShindelRock, we think this measure could be ripe for fraudsters to gain personal information from taxpayers.

If you receive such a notice, contact your ShindelRock tax professional to confirm that the state indeed has such a program, and to verify the validity of the link/web page that you are being directed to use.