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Tax Tips & News: fraud

TurboTax Stops E-Filing Tax Returns Due To Fraud Concerns

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Are You Sure…You Wan’t To Use TurboTax?

Intuit’s TurboTax–the leading do-it-yourself tax preparation software used by million of taxpayers–abruptly turned off the ability to file 2014 state tax returns citing “an increase in suspicious activity”.  This comes on heals of claims of “price gouging” by its customers which caused a major public relations uproar forcing the CEO of TurboTax to pen an apology.

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April 15 Countdown & Last Minute Tax Tips

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Tick Tock, TickTock…April 15th Deadline

With the clock about to strike midnight on the 2013 Tax Year Filing season, the following is a quick list of tax tips for all you last minute filers out there:

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Lookout For These Top 5 Tax Scams

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Beware Of These Top 5 Tax Scams

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) puts out a list of common tax scams—dubbed the “Dirty Dozen”—to warn taxpayers. Ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud, the list is intended to remind tax payers to use caution preparing, filing and discussing their annual taxes. Personal and other sensitive information can get into the wrong hands if the proper precautions aren’t taken. It’s wise to periodically review the IRS’ Dirty Dozen to keep...

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Tax Tips If You Are Accused of Tax Fraud

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IRS Considers Delaying Refunds To Combat Fraud

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Will Refunds Be Delayed Next Year?

Acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller recently sat before a congressional panel and hinted that the best way to combat the explosion of tax fraud may be to either delay the tax filing season, or wait to release all refunds until after the filing season concludes on April 15th.

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IRS Discouraged Fraud Detection

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IRS Stifled Fraud Detection

The Internal Revenue Service has been looking the other way instead of rooting out fraud when people apply for taxpayer identification numbers, Treasury Department investigators said Wednesday, exposing a shortfall with both financial and national security implications.

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NY State To Humiliate Tax Fraudsters

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NY State Tries Humiliation

In these tough times for state and municipal governments, the Department of Taxation and Finance wants to make sure it’s not losing a single dime. To that end, it’s focusing on multiple techniques, including public spiritedness and humiliation. 

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