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This Month's Featured News Story
PILLA TALKS TAXES' Featured Article
FIVE THING TO KNOW ABOUT BEING CONTACTED BY THE IRS
Don't Be a Victim of Impersonation Scams
As I reported in previous issues of this newsletter, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) continues to report a growing number of cases of Identity Theft. As I stated in the article entitled, “Why the IRS Can’t Cure ID Theft,” the TIGTA director said ID theft is “the crime of the century.” See: PTT, March 2015. But IRS related fraud is not limited to just ID theft. In fact, there now seems to be three ways scammers hit taxpayers.
The Three IRS Scams Now Afoot
Let me identify each of the three scams that are now afoot.
1. Filing false returns to get bogus refunds. Under this scheme, a thief files a tax return in your name. That return claims a bogus tax refund, which the IRS seems not to have found a way to stop. The bogus refund is in turn direct deposited to a bank account set up by the scammer. When you file a correct return, the IRS informs you that a return was already filed using your name and SSN. In that case, if you are entitled to a legitimate refund, you must work through the IRS to get your money. That takes time. You must also recognize that your SSN was compromised. You must take steps to prevent further compromise, which I discuss below.
ARTICLES FOUND IN THE LATEST PILLA TALKS TAXES ISSUE:
CRIMINAL RESTITUTION ORDERS
How they Limit a Potential Offer in Compromise
PTT REMEMBERS ANTONIN SCALIA
Supreme Court Justice Was Stalwart for Liberty - Part II
KOSKENIN FACING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS
Refuses to Appear Before the Committee
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