Castor Announces Progress in Combating Identity Theft and Tax Fraud

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 @ 9:35PM

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U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor detailed today the progress made in the fight against identity theft and tax-related crimes, and announced the filing of new legislation to continue the momentum. Together with Rep. Rich Nugent, Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor and local law enforcement, Castor has pressed successfully for strong action from the IRS.

“Two years ago, our local police uncovered a massive tax fraud scheme, so Rep. Nugent and I sat down with Tampa police in September 2011 to help develop to plan to tackle tax refund fraud,” Castor said. “It was clear that we needed to raise awareness at the IRS and work to increase communication and cooperation, enhance prevention measures, and step up enforcement and prosecutions.”

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