Thursday, April 10, 2014

The IRS Makes Arrests in Fraudulent Tax Return Cases

Well, the IRS continues to battle tax fraud and the stolen identity cases are constantly rising. Today, the IRS announced that they are investigating over 300 cases of tax fraud involving stolen social security numbers that are being used to file fraudulent tax returns. Of those 300 cases over 100 people have been arrested. Most of the people who were arrested involved illegal aliens or undocumented workers who are using the fake social security cards to file their taxes and collect refunds, but, many of the offenses are being committed by American citizens too. The IRS stated that they are doing their best to get a handle on the problem by hiring more IRS employees to monitor the cases. Most of the crimes are being committed in big cities, such as New York, Texas, California, and Philadelphia.