Colorado revenue department sees increase in fraud

March 3, 2015

Concerns about fraud are leading the Colorado Department of Revenue to change the way it issues some tax refunds this year.

In a statement Monday, the department says it has seen an increase over the last month of stolen identity information being used to file fraudulent tax returns. As a result, some refunds will be issued as paper checks instead of via direct deposit. Taxpayers who get checks will receive a letter directing them to contact a fraud hotline if they have not filed a return or are not expecting a refund