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Alabama

Statement from Alabama: The Alabama Department of Revenue is committed to fighting stolen identity refund fraud. To that end, the Department requests that taxpayer’s driver license number or State Issued ID number, as well as the state that issued it, the issue date and expiration date be submitted with the return. Omitting any of this information will cause your return to be rejected and a paper return must be filed.



Alaska

Statement from Alaska: None provided.



Arizona

Statement from Arizona: None provided.



Arkansas

Statement from Arkansas: The State of Arkansas is requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat identity tax fraud and ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you. Providing information from your driver’s license or state issued identification card will help protect your identity and could help process your return quicker. However, this is only a request. Information from your driver’s license is not required, and your return will be processed without the additional information. The information is being requested solely to help protect your identity and ensure a more-secure refund.

For more information: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/incomeTax/individual/Pages/2017WhatsNew.aspx



California

Statement from California: None provided.



Colorado

Statement from Colorado: Colorado’s individual income tax form contains fields for the license/ID number last four characters, issuing state, and issue date of the state driver license or state issued identification card for both the taxpayer and spouse. Failure to provide this information may cause delays in processing the tax return.

Colorado requires the DL/ID Card Information be included with the tax return but will not reject the e-file return Colorado requests the DL/ID Card Information on the form(s) be masked

For more information: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/tax/refund-status-identity-verification-correspondence-department



Connecticut

Statement from Connecticut: Effective for Tax Years 2016 and going forward, the taxpayer’s driver license or state identification information is now required for electronic filing. If the primary taxpayer has been issued a driver license or state identification card, then they should provide that information to be entered into the software. Taxpayers need to provide the license or identification number, issuing state, issuing date, and expiration date for their licenses or identification cards. If filing jointly, the secondary taxpayer should also provide their driver license or identification information if they have a driver license or state issued identification card. If a taxpayer does not have a driver license or state issued identification, then they can check the box indicating that they do not have one.



Delaware

Statement from Delaware: None provided.



District of Columbia

Statement from the District of Columbia: The District of Columbia is requesting additional information in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you. Please provide the requested information from your driver’s license or District of Columbia-issued identification card. Providing the information could help process your return faster.

For more information: https://otr.cfo.dc.gov/page/electronic-filing-option



Hawaii

Statement from Hawaii: None provided.



Georgia

Statement from Georgia: None provided.



Idaho

Statement from Idaho: Providing your driver's license or identity card number when you e-file could help your return process faster; however, your return won’t be rejected.

For more information: https://tax.idaho.gov/i-1187.cfm#dl



Illinois

Statement from Illinois: Driver’s license or state identification card information is not required but is preferred to be received with the e-file tax return. It can be used as a security measure to help prevent identity theft and fraud.  If no driver’s license or state ID card information is available or provided, you should be prompted to indicate this in the software.



Indiana

Statement from Indiana: None provided.



Iowa

Statement from Iowa: You have the option to provide your driver's license information when e-filing your Iowa return.  Providing your driver's license information helps the Iowa Department of Revenue expedite taxpayer identity verification.  This option is not available for paper-filed Iowa returns.



Kansas

Statement from Kansas: The state of Kansas is requesting additional information in an effort to combat stolen identity tax fraud to ensure that your hard-earned tax refund goes to you.  Please provide the requested information from your driver's license or state-issued identification card.  This information has been requested in prior years on electronically filed Kansas returns but is not required to be provided.  Your return will not be rejected if you do not have a driver's license or identification card or choose not to enter the information.

For more information: https://www.ksrevenue/org/eservefile.html



Kentucky

Statement from Kentucky: Kentucky has implemented many internal measures along with collaborating with outside sources to prevent tax fraud and identity theft. Safeguarding tax information is very important to the Kentucky Department of Revenue. The Kentucky Department of Revenue had added a field to the individual income tax return forms 740, 740-EZ, 740-NP, 740-NP-R that allows taxpayers to provide their driver’s license or state issued ID number if they choose. While providing a driver’s license or state issued ID number is optional, doing so may expedite return processing. The Kentucky Department of Revenue uses the driver’s license or state issued ID number to screen returns for tax fraud and identity theft problems. Returns that do not include a driver’s license or state issued ID number will not be scrutinized more than returns that do include a driver’s license or state issued ID number.



Louisiana

Statement from Louisiana: None provided.



Maine

Statement from Maine: None provided.



Maryland

Statement from Maryland: Many state revenue agencies, including Maryland, are requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and to protect you and your tax refund. If you and your spouse have a driver's license or state issued identification card, please provide the requested information from it. The return will not be rejected if you do not provide a driver's license or state-issued identification. If you provide this information, it may help to identify you as the taxpayer.

For more information: http://taxes.marylandtaxes.com/Individual_Taxes/General_Information/Whats_New_for_the_Tax_Filing_Season.shtml



Massachusetts

Statement from Massachusetts: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is requesting the driver’s license or state-issued identification card information. The return will not be rejected if the driver’s license or state-issued identification card information is not included.



Michigan

Statement from Michigan: None provided.



Minnesota

Statement from Minnesota: Minnesota does not require state driver's license or ID card information.



Mississippi

Statement from Mississippi: None provided.

For more information: http://www.dor.ms.gov/Individual/Pages/e-file-Program.aspx



Missouri

Statement from Missouri: None provided.

For more information: http://dor.mo.gov/personal/individual/identity_theft.php



Montana

Statement from Montana: In an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and protect you and your refund, the Montana Department of Revenue is requesting additional information from your Montana driver license or ID card. You aren’t required to give us this information, and we won’t reject your tax return if you don’t provide this information, but it will help us process your taxes faster.

For more information: https://revenue.mt.gov/home/online_services#Online%20Services



Nebraska

Statement from Nebraska: This filing season, the Nebraska Department of Revenue, along with many other state revenue agencies, is requesting additional information for electronically filed individual income tax returns.  This is an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, and to protect you and your tax refund.  We ask that you provide the requested Nebraska driver’s license or state-issued ID card information when completing your tax return. Providing this information is voluntary. We will not reject your return if you do not provide the requested driver’s license or state-issued ID information. However, providing this information will help us process your tax return more quickly.

For more information: http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/electron/ind_e-file.html



New Hampshire

Statement from New Hampshire: None provided.



New Jersey

Statement from New Jersey: None provided.



New Mexico

Statement from New Mexico: As part of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department’s security measures to protect taxpayers against identity theft related to refund fraud, tax returns require the taxpayer's driver license or state identification number, the state that issued it, and the issue date, or the word None. If this required information is omitted, the Department considers the returns incomplete.



New York

Statement from New York: None provided.



North Carolina

Statement from North Carolina: In an effort to protect your identity and combat tax fraud, many state revenue agencies are requesting that filers provide their driver's license or state-issued ID number.  While providing this information is encouraged, it is optional and not required in order to file your North Carolina taxes.



North Dakota

Statement from North Dakota: None provided.

For more information: www.nd.gov/tax/idtheftandfraud



Ohio

Statement from Ohio: Ohio, along with other states, will require driver's license information for the primary taxpayer and spouse (if Married Filing Jointly) again in tax year 2017 in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud.  Taxpayers will be asked to provide the information form their driver's license or state issued identification card.  For taxpayers who do not have a driver's license or state ID card, they will have the option to indicate such and still be allowed to e-file.

Other: Products may not offer the option of "Did not Provide DL or State ID" for Ohio Returns.

For more information: http://www.tax.ohio.gov/faq.aspx



Oklahoma

Statement from Oklahoma: None provided.

For more information: https://www.ok.gov/tax/IDtheft.html



Oregon

Statement from Oregon: None provided.

For more information: www.oregon.gov/dor



Pennsylvania

Statement from Pennsylvania: As part of a national effort by states to combat stolen-identity tax fraud, software programs are asking tax filers to provide their driver's license number or state-issued identification card number with their filing. Providing this information gives the Department of REvenue an extra security measure to help prevent refund fraud related to identity theft. Taxpayers's returns will not be rejected if they do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification. Providing the number is strictly voluntary and may help speed the processing of their return.

For more information: https://revenue-pa.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3295/kw/driver%20license



Rhode Island

Statement from Rhode Island: None provided.



South Carolina

Statement from South Carolina: The South Carolina Department of Revenue requests taxpayers provide their driver license or ID number information on the South Carolina individual income tax return. The Department may use the information in its security measures to detect and prevent refund fraud. Omission of this information may delay return and refund processing. However, providing the information is optional; therefore, if the information is not provided on the return, processing of the South Carolina income tax return will still be completed.



Tennessee

Statement from Tennessee: None provided.



Utah

Statement from Utah: None provided.



Vermont

Statement from Vermont: The State of Vermont is requesting additional information this filing season in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud. Please provide the requested information from your driver’s license or state-issued identification card. This is a required field when filing your return this year. If you don’t have a driver’s license or state-issued identification card, you can check the box indicating that you do not have one. If you have a preparer file your return, be sure they have your driver’s license number, including state and date of issue, and expiration date.

For more information: http://tax.vermont.gov/individual/filing-season-update



Virginia

Statement from Virginia: None provided.

For more information: https://www.tax.virginia.gov/refund-fraud-prevention



West Virginia

Statement from West Virginia: None provided.



Wisconsin

Statement from Wisconsin: The State of Wisconsin is requesting additional information in an effort to combat stolen-identity tax fraud and ensure your tax refund goes to you. Please provide the requested information from your driver's license or state-issued identification card. Your return will be processed even if you do not have a driver's license or state-issued identification card but providing the information can help process your return more quickly.

For more information: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/OnlineServices/webased.aspx


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