Chairmen Boustany and Johnson Announce Hearing on Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 @ 8:48PM

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House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany, Jr., MD (R-LA) and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) today announced that the Subcommittees on Oversight and Social Security will hold a hearing on tax fraud involving identity theft. The hearing will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 A.M.


In view of the limited time available to hear from witnesses, oral testimony at this hearing will be from invited witnesses only. However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing. A list of invited witnesses will follow.

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*The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently reported that criminals are stealing identities at an alarming rate to receive fraudulent tax refunds. For Processing Year 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported detecting approximately 940,000 tax returns potentially filed by identity thieves and prevented issuing $6.5 billion in fraudulent tax refunds.

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