Archive for IRS Employees Pretend To Buy Houses To Steal New Buyer Tax Credit

Friday, March 1st, 2019 @ 11:19PM

IRS Employee Sentenced in a Scheme to Defraud the IRS

CFEG reports that on May 12, 2017, in a federal district court in the Eastern District of New York, a former IRS employee was sentenced for filing false tax returns, aiding and assisting in the preparation of false tax returns, wire fraud, mail fraud, and perjury. The IRS employee pled…

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 @ 3:46PM

Internal Revenue Service Employees Made Questionable Claims for the Homebuyer Credit

To qualify as a first-time homebuyer, a taxpayer (or a taxpayer’s spouse) may not have previously owned a principal residence for three years prior to the purchase date of the home for which the Homebuyer Credit is claimed. TIGTA reported that it developed computer programs to identify IRS employees…