On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 1360 AM Northeast, WI 97.5 FM Green Bay, WI


Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
88° Feels Like: 91°
Wind: NNE 13 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Mostly Clear 57°


Mostly Sunny 76°

Wed Night

Partly Cloudy 53°


State Revenue Department helping prevent identity theft at tax time

identity theft
identity theft

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state Revenue Department will fight back against those who try to steal your identity before you can get around to filing your income tax return.

It's a growing cyber crime at both the state and federal levels.

For the state returns, Revenue Secretary Rick Chandler says his agency will use a new identity verification system. Officials will send out letters to certain taxpayers asking them to take a short quiz about themselves before their refunds will be issued.

Chandler says those who get the letters should not panic -- and the actual people listed on the returns should have no trouble getting the questions right. The goal is to make sure you get your refund -- and not let an identity thief beat you to it.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)