IRS reponse to Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s Letter
Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 @ 11:51AM
"In FY 2013, the IRS states that they increased the number and accuracy of filters that detect potential identity theft before they issue refunds. The IRS states that they stopped 5 million returns claiming $20 billion in fraudulent refunds in FY 2012, up from 3 million returns claiming $14 billion in FY 2011. This fiscal year for 2013, through April 30, 2013, the IRS states that they stopped more than 600,000 returns claiming $3.6 billion in fraudulent refunds."
Read the entire response from the IRS (June 18, 2013)