Michigan recently issued the following press release regarding their ongoing security measures related to 2018 individual income tax returns: “In order to stop tax-related identity theft, some individual income tax returns may be selected for identity confirmation. If a return has been selected for identity confirmation, the taxpayer will receive a letter from Treasury asking them to confirm their identity by completing a short online quiz or submitting paperwork. A phone option is available for those individuals who need additional assistance. After a taxpayer has confirmed his/her identity, the tax refund will be issued in about a month.” So if you receive an identity confirmation letter from Treasury, it is not a hoax and it is in your best interest to respond in a timely way. If you receive correspondence from the State of Michigan and want to confirm it is a legitimate request, please call my office and I will be glad to assist you.