IRS Announces that Identity Theft Victims Can Get Copy of Fraudulently Filed Returns.

The IRS has announced that it has changed its policy of not allowing defrauded taxpayers to see the tax return that had been fraudulently filed using the taxpayer's stolen identity number and name.  Now, a defrauded taxpayer will be able to see the fraudulently filed tax return, subject to certain redacted information (apparently so that the IRS can protect the identity of the defrauding party).  Requests to see the fraudulently filed return can be made for returns filed within the prior six tax years.  A request letter can be obtained at https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Instructions-for-Requesting-Copy-of-Fraudulent-Retuns.