Ready for the 2018 tax season? Why you should file early

Source: Michelle Singletary, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

The IRS said it expects to get nearly 155 million individual tax returns this year. There’s good reason to not procrastinate in filing your tax return. You don’t want identity thieves to beat you to it.

And here’s something to consider writes CNBC Kelli Grant: Having a credit freeze or other monitoring in place doesn’t prevent tax-related identity theft. Crooks mostly just need your Social Security number, not information in your credit file, to submit a bogus tax return.

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