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Thanks, Fools.

It was a legitimate letter from the IRS. My wife got through to them today. Based on my wife's conversation with the IRS representative, it appears that the most likely explanation was an internal processing glitch at the IRS itself.

From what my wife relayed of what the representative said on the phone, it sounded like the IRS prints out some e-filed tax returns as part of their processing, and when they printed ours out, it somehow got treated like a paper submission. Apparently, the codes and available paper trail on our file were consistent with that type of glitch and not consistent with what the IRS sees in typical identity theft cases.

We're feeling much less worried now. Thanks for your comments and feedback.

-Chuck
Inside Value Home Fool
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