As tax filing season gets underway, state officials are warning residents about possible scams.
They say to be on the lookout for phishing emails in which scammers pose as government officials looking to get your personal information.
Department of Revenue spokesman Jeffrey Johnson says when it comes to filing taxes, the sooner you do it, the less chance you have of falling victim to a scam.
“The sooner you get your return filed, that eliminates the possibility that a scammer can access your personal information and file your returns for you,” Johnson said.
The final day to file your taxes is April 15th.