TurboTax late Friday restored the ability of its software to e-file state tax returns across the USA after the company turned it off Thursday finding “an increase in suspicious filings,” the company said today.
The tax-preparation software company has found an increase in criminal activity where stolen personal data are used to file fake state returns with state authorities. This illegal act allows fraudsters to claim tax refunds from state governments. TurboTax turned off the filing feature Thursday to stop any potential fraud. But e-filing was restored at about 6 p.m. eastern.