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8 Tips for Tax Identity Theft Protection to Learn Before It’s Too Late

Preventing & Recovering from Tax Identity Theft “I wish someone would intercept my big tax refund,” said no one ever. But when tax identity theft enters the scene, that’s exactly


May 18, 2018

What to Do When Tax ID Theft Happens to You

Usually, a victim becomes aware of ID theft when their refund doesn’t reach them or they are informed about a duplicate tax return filed in their name. During tax season,


January 28, 2016

How Do I Prevent Tax Related ID Theft?

Taxpayers are most vulnerable to identity theft early in the tax season. Identity thieves attempt to file a fraudulent tax return before their victim has a chance to file one.


January 26, 2016

Wesley Snipes: Frivolous Tax Arguments

Actor Wesley Snipes, star of the “Blade” movie series, became a poster child for celebrity tax troubles in the 2000’s when he was convicted of willfully failing to file tax


January 5, 2016

Pernicious IRS Penalties

The IRS charges a variety of penalties for different kinds of non-compliances. They typically will charge either a civil penalty or criminal penalty, depending upon the infraction. A civil penalty


October 6, 2015

Dishonest Tax Pros and Tax Debt

Most tax professionals are honest, but some fraudulent preparers take advantage of unsuspecting taxpayers. Unscrupulous preparers may file false tax returns or simply falsify tax information. In order to increase


September 8, 2015

Watch Your Mailbox this Tax Season

Identify thieves have devised a bold way to steal people’s identities: right from their mailboxes. Criminals are stealing documents from mailboxes to commit tax and other financial crimes. This has


January 13, 2015

Return Fraud; What to Do if You Become a Victim

Identity theft is the most common tax fraud in the country. For the third consecutive year, it has topped the IRS Dirty Dozen Tax Scams. Every year, approximately 9 million


March 11, 2014

How to Make Sure a Charity is Legitimate

When donating to a charity, it is vital to know that your donation reaches those who are in need. A legitimate charity can be identified in many ways. First of


December 3, 2013

Fraud of Tax Preparers: How They Cheated the IRS

Taxpayers who get their tax returns prepared by a professional should be wary of fraudulent preparers who deceive taxpayers to make quick money. Sometimes, however, there is a twist to


June 11, 2013

Tax Fraud: Tax Preparers Indulge for Quick Money

Some accountants file false tax returns with bogus tax deduction claims to help taxpayers reduce or eliminate their tax liability. They do it to make quick money, and it is


May 7, 2013

Fighting Tax Fraud and Identity Theft

The IRS’ Acting Commissioner Steven Miller said that since the start of 2013, the IRS has worked with victims of identity theft to resolve more than 200,000 identity theft cases.


April 12, 2013

How to Keep Your Information Safe from Tax Frauds

All tax frauds need are Social Security numbers, full names and dates of birth, to file fraudulent tax returns, with the other details being made-up. Erkes Antwon Green, 28, stole


March 25, 2013

Tax Scammers’ “Sovereign Citizens” Defense

After tax cheats have been caught, they try to defend their fraud by using various defenses. One such defense is the “sovereign citizens” defense. James Beavers and his wife attempted


March 19, 2013

Former IRS Employee Sentenced for Tax Fraud

The IRS is trying to curb tax fraud, but unscrupulous IRS employees can tarnish the organization’s image by stealing taxpayer money. IRS employee Patricia Fountain, 35, was found guilty of


March 14, 2013

Tax Non-Compliance Among Federal Workers Increases

Federal workers, especially those working in the IRS, typically are not people associated with the non-payment of taxes, but according to the IRS, the amount of federal employees and retirees


March 12, 2013

Tax Defense Network: Tax Fraud Is Growing

In spite of IRS efforts, tax fraud is growing at a spectacularly fast pace. The Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN), an investigative cyber tool that gives law enforcement members access to


March 8, 2013

Tax Defense Network Explains How to Avoid Tax Scams

The tax filing season is stressful enough without taxpayers having to worry about falling prey to tax scams. It is during tax filing when taxpayers share sensitive information with the


February 28, 2013

Tax Fraud: The Case of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

The only reason anyone indulges in tax fraud is because they believe it is profitable. However, fines and imprisonment can be repercussions of tax fraud if caught, and the IRS


February 22, 2013

Essential Information for Safe and Smooth Tax Filing & Preparation

The IRS knows that filing taxes is not simple. That is why it offers free tax preparation to taxpayers who are 60 years of age or older in various tax


February 14, 2013

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