Colorado revenue department sees increase in fraud

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