If you have been using online tax preparation software to file your tax returns in the past, you could also be a victim of identity and refund theft. Original review: May 15, 2019 When I want to file my state taxes 3 months after completing them; I don't need an update. The filters look for patterns known to be associated with phony refund requests, such how quickly the return was filed, or whether the same Internet address was seen completing multiple returns. Minnesota has not indicated how many taxpayers might be affected. TurboTax to get paid for their services by deducting the amount of their fee from the refund. How is the federal government protecting citizens from such ripoff firms? The plaintiffs are represented by Richard D.
So yeah, if a 15-year-old was motivated to hack the DoD simply for all the resulting shitting and giggling, then a team of Russian cybercriminals was bound to hack TurboTax for all the resulting money. But this tax season, things changed dramatically. Tried to answer security questions. After spending most of my money over the next 4 weeks on Uber, I eventually lost my job because I couldn't keep up with the commute. All this precautions and my results still suck big time compared to last year when i had like 30%- 35% approval rate …what the fuck changed this year? So far, there has been no indication that federal returns have been affected. So I file my returns on March 15th. I needed this money badly since my truck had just permanently broke down.
TurboTax getting hacked: not a big deal. I should also note that this was a very simple tax return. We have a credit protection alert already, but because they did our tax return we did not get an alert. Ok, so far this cost us the standard fees around 500. They damn sure deserve less than that. I then had to move as I could not afford rent. E-file fees do not apply to New York state returns.
We have added and strengthened protections in our systems this filing season, and we continue to make important progress in stopping identity theft and other fraudulent refunds. Online thieves were recently able to get their hands on taxpayer identification numbers before the Internal Revenue Service detected the attack and shut it down, the agency revealed Tuesday. Intuit has since restored Turbo Tax and says it has no evidence suggesting that the fraudulent returns resulted from a breach of Intuit systems. This benefit is available with TurboTax Federal products except TurboTax Business. It also clearly does not affect taxpayers who are not e-filing state tax returns. Tax fraud has become such an ingrained part of the modern gang culture that there is a growing set list of anthems to the crime — a type of rap music that evokes the Narcocorrido ballads of the Mexican drug cartels in that it glorifies making money from identity theft, credit card fraud and tax return fraud.
That was my problem for not managing the subscription and money now lost to Intuit. Kodukula explained that customer password re-use was a major cause of a spike this tax season in fraudulent state tax refund requests. Y'all write code for profit, so these are not mistakes. He cracked one of the most secure computer networks in the world before he cracked puberty. However, I also had problems with their program because of my foreign phone number and postal code zip code. They keep telling me to send in documents that I have emailed to them 3 times now.
The Malware shut down my firewall and I lost control of my mouse and keyboard. After the news of the , this report is really disturbing. These individuals likely acquired stolen personal information through other means, such as previous data breaches or phishing attacks. If you have filed using TurboTax and have been ripped off by having to pay fees you never had to pay before for just filing, you are not alone. In mid-February, Intuit announced that it would begin the process of prompting all users to validate their accounts, either by validating their email address, answering a set of knowledge-based authentication questions, or entering a code sent to their mobile phone.
Those most likely to be affected by something like this are the ones who don't have complicated tax returns and are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit or other tax refunds. The advocate said if it was my error I would have received a letter by now so it looks like TurboTax made an error in filing. Here's what happened, and what it means for e-filing your taxes this year. They recognized that TurboTax returns were getting stopped at the door. Broadly speaking, the filing deadline for federal and most state-taxes is on or shortly after April 15.
It is available to all potentially affected taxpayers. I opted to get Self Employed TurboTax to get help from tax expert since this is the first year I am using it. TurboTax is one of Intuit's many financial services products. District Court for the Northern District of California. Turbo Tax is a popular online federal and state tax filing platform. Ergo, TurboTax getting hacked: not a big deal.
Waited half an hour and no one called or contacted me. Original review: May 1, 2019 It took me 3 hours to do my taxes. The commission has identified 28 fraudulent filings so far, but has flagged 8,000 others as potential frauds. Scammers use to get tax information from potential victims, including phony emails, texts and phone calls. Original review: May 5, 2019 I am retired and filed a simple return. Turbo tax claims no responsibility. I hope this company closes down and the developers who created and are making all the money off of it can not find a job and they literally have to go work at a garbage dump for the rest of their lives.