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Friday, June 14th, 2013 @ 11:14PM

Baucus Takes IRS to Task over Identity Theft, Fraud

April 16, 2013 (Washington, D.C.) — Montana U.S. Senator Max Baucus called IRS Commissioner Steven Miller before his Committee today to explain what the IRS is doing to combat identity theft and tax fraud, which costs law-abiding taxpayers and the federal budget billions of dollars each year. At the same…

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Monday, May 20th, 2013 @ 4:01PM

SENATE BILL 676 – IDENTITY THEFT & TAX FRAUD PREVENTION ACT OF 2013

Provides for expedited refunds for identity theft victims. Provides for a single point of contact at the Internal Revenue Service for identity theft victims. Provides for enhancements to IRS PIN Program. Provides for electronic filing opt – out meaning that a person who has filed an identity theft affidavit with…

Monday, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:53PM

SENATE BILL 612 – SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER PROTECTION ACT OF 2011

Social Security Number Protection Act of 2011[sic] – Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish and begin to implement procedures to eliminate the unnecessary collection, use, and display of Social Security account numbers of Medicare beneficiaries on Medicare identification cards and communications. Prohibits a Social Security…

Monday, May 20th, 2013 @ 3:15PM

H.R. 926 – SOCIAL SECURITY IDENTITY DEFENSE ACT OF 2013

Social Security Identity Defense Act of 2013 – Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require the Secretary of the Treasury to make certain disclosures to the holder of a social security account number and to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) if the Secretary determines that there is a substantial…

Monday, February 4th, 2013 @ 7:40PM

Congress Probes Tax Prep Fraud and Identity Theft, June 28, 2012

The House Judiciary Committee’s Crime Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday on the growing problem of identity theft and income tax preparation fraud. “The number of these thefts has increased by approximately 300 percent every year since 2008,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas. “The Internal Revenue Service detected almost…