Virginia Beach taxpayers receive tax form from neighbors

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Several Virginia Beach taxpayers told News 3 that they received tax forms from their neighbors.

Of the. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) says the Virginia Department of Taxation told him the issue affects about 13,000 people in the city.

Neighbors say the News 3 1099-G forms were addressed to them, but when they open the envelopes, the form actually belongs to their neighbors.

The forms contain the last four digits of people’s social security numbers as well as the amount of reimbursement they receive.

Of the. Anderson told News 3 the Department of Taxation is now returning the forms to correct the issues. He hopes the neighbors will help each other and exchange forms, but calls the situation a “data breach”.

Anderson is trying to introduce legislation to provide affected individuals with credit monitoring for a year.

Anderson will make the attempt during Monday’s House of Delegates session.

In response to questions from News 3, the Department of Taxation told News 3 that it regrets the error, adding, “Virginia Tax takes the protection of taxpayer information very seriously. We are addressing a reported issue affecting 1099 -G printed for a number of taxpayers in the Virginia Beach area. We have thoroughly investigated this matter with the seller and identified the specific taxpayers involved. Fortunately, all personal account information on Form 1099-G are redacted, so that relevant taxpayer information remains safe and secure.

Stay with News 3 for updates on this developing story.

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