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Saturday, April 8th, 2017 @ 9:23AM

Missouri Man Indicted for $12 Million Tax Refund Fraud, Voter Fraud, Illegal Reentry and Felon in Possession of Firearm

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs CFEG reports that the Department of Justice reported on March 29, 2017 that a federal grand jury sitting in St. Louis, Missouri, returned a superseding indictment charging a St. Louis resident for his role in a sophisticated stolen identity refund fraud scheme and…

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 @ 9:00AM

TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

CFEG reports that the Treasury Inspector for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report on April 7, 2017 detailing its interim results of the 2017 tax filing season. CFEG highlights TIGTA’s findings with respect to identity theft tax refund fraud. The full report may be viewed by clicking on the link…

Saturday, April 8th, 2017 @ 8:09AM

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduces a Bill in the United States Senate

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida introduces a Bill in the United States Senate requiring the Secretary of the Treasury to implement security measures in the electronic tax return filing process to prevent tax refund fraud from being perpetrated with electronic identity theft.   CFEG is pleased to announce that a…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 @ 3:20PM

Stopping Senior Scams: Developments in Financial Fraud Affecting Seniors

TESTIMONY OF Timothy P. Camus Deputy Inspector General for Investigations TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION before the SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AGING UNITED STATES SENATE – February 15, 2017 Stopping Senior Scams: Developments in Financial Fraud Affecting Seniors CFEG reports that on February 15, 2017 Timothy P. Camus, Deputy Inspector…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 @ 3:12PM

Individual Representative Payees Who Do Not Have a Social Security Number in the Social Security Administration’s Payment Records

OIG – Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration Audit Report February, 2017 Individual Representative Payees Who Do Not Have a Social Security Number in the Social Security Administration’s Payment Records CFEG reports that the Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration, prepared an audit report in February,…

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 @ 5:53PM

IRS Summarizes “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

CFEG reports that the IRS announced in February, 2017 its “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for 2017. The full list may be viewed by clicking the link below. Taxpayers should review this annual list published by the IRS to be on the lookout for scams they may encounter throughout…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 @ 8:35PM

IRS Employee Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Identity Theft and Unauthorized Disclosure of IRS Records

CFEG reports that on January 20, 2017 the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report on one of its investigations concerning an IRS employee who committed identity theft and unauthorized disclosure of IRS records. TIGTA’s full report can be reviewed by clicking the link below.  TIGTA reported…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 @ 8:28PM

CFEG Report on Taxpayers Avoiding Billions of Dollars in Backup Withholding Because of the Lack of IRS Enforcement

CFEG reports that the Treasury Inspector For Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued a report on September 14, 2016 (released to the public on October 26, 2016) finding that taxpayers are avoiding $billions of dollars in backup withholding because of the lack of IRS enforcement. CFEG views this lack of enforcement as…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 @ 5:28PM

Results of the 2016 Filing Season

Results of the 2016 Filing Season CFEG reports that on February 3, 2017 the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) issued its report on the Results of the 2016 Filing Season dated January 31, 2017. While the objective of TIGTA’s review was to evaluate whether the IRS timely and…

Saturday, January 7th, 2017 @ 11:22PM

TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION Analysis of Resources Allocated to Taxpayer Services

TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION Analysis of Resources Allocated to Taxpayer Services  CFEG reports that the Treasury Inspector General For Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a report titled, “Analysis of Resources Allocated to Taxpayer Service” on January 5, 2017. The full report may be reviewed by clicking the link below….

Friday, January 6th, 2017 @ 10:49PM

Senate Finance Committee Report – A Review of IRS Travel – December 14, 2016

Senate Finance Committee Report – A Review of IRS Travel – December 14, 2016 CFEG reports that on December 14, 2016 the Senate Finance Committee (“the Committee) issued a Majority Staff Report titled, “A Review of IRS Travel.” The complete report may be found by clicking the link below. CFEG…

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Palm Beach Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme

Palm Beach Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Fraud Scheme CFEG reports that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida released a statement that a Palm Beach resident pled guilty for his role in a stolen identity tax refund scheme. The full report may be viewed by clicking…

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