Prevent Tax Identity Theft
The average tax refund in 2014 was $3,034
Studies show that most Americans use their tax refund to pay off debt. Some save or invest it, and others reward themselves with a shopping spree. Whatever your choice, if identity thieves get their hands on your social security number, they can file your tax return before you do and run off with it. Never carry your social security card in your wallet, and give out the number only when it’s required–think financial transactions, employment records, and tax returns. Prevent tax identity theft!