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Avoid These 5 Common Tax Filing Mistakes That Can Get You in Tax Trouble

Whether you file the simple 1040EZ or a complex 1040 and a raft of schedules, making a mistake on your tax form could lead to big tax trouble. Something as simple as a math error or unsigned form could invite…

October 09, 2020

IRS Continues to Battle Cyber Crime

According to the IRS, identity theft and tax refund fraud continue to challenge the Internal Revenue Service because criminals have become increasingly sophisticated. Using the “dark web”, criminals buy Social Security numbers and personal identification information on a huge scale….

April 25, 2016

IRS Identifies 334,000 Taxpayer Identity Theft Victims From Their Own IRS Website

The IRS has identified a total of 334,000 taxpayers who are victims of identity theft off of their own IRS.gov website. During the most recent tax filing season, the IRS previously learned of identity theft by hackers that used taxpayer…

August 24, 2015

Department of Justice Announces Nine Indictments

The US Department of Justice recently announces indictments against nine individuals for filing false individual income tax returns with the IRS.  In one instance, a defendant filed at least 208 false individual tax returns and claimed more than $1 million…

December 28, 2014

IRS Criminal Prosecution

Are you concerned about being criminally prosecuted related to a tax return you filed? In 2013, the IRS initiated 5,314 criminal investigations. Of this number, 4,364 were referred for prosecution. The IRS obtained 3,311 convictions and 2,253 individuals were sent…

July 22, 2014

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