Revenue to Quiz Wisconsin Tax Filers to Fight Fraud

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- If you're a Wisconsin resident looking to file your taxes for a refund this year you may be asked to complete a four-question quiz to confirm your identity.

The state Department of Revenue is using the quiz for the first time this tax season as a way to fight against fraud.

If selected, the tax filer will receive a letter describing how to take the multiple choice quiz either over the phone or online. In some cases, the taxpayer will be asked to provide documentation to the Revenue Department to help verify their identity.

The quiz is one way the department is working to prevent identity theft and fraud. More information about the program is provided on the Wisconsin Revenue Department's website.

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