Fraudsters Filing Fake Tax Returns Fool Feds; Forcing A Fellow To Feel Like Firing Off Foul Four-letter Profanity
Sometimes you may find yourself facing tax debt that is not even yours. After the massive data breach at Experian, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, there may be more risk of tax fraud this year than in past years. A common type of tax fraud involves a fraudster filing a tax return under the victim’s name and social security number and claiming a refund. The information on the tax return might be entirely made up. The victim might not even realize the fraud occurred until his real tax return is rejected or he receives a notice from the IRS assessing him tax liability and penalties for the erroneous return.
There are steps that can be taken to set things right for the victim of this type of fraud, including eliminating the resulting tax liability from the victim, ensuring the victim receives any refund to which he is entitled, and adding an additional layer of security to prevent future incidents. There are also steps that can be taken to find, fight, and prevent fraud on other financial accounts. A Scaringi Law tax lawyer can help you through the process to get you back on your feet and right the fraudster’s wrongs.
If you are a victim of fraud or would like your tax return prepared by a tax attorney at a price comparable to most tax preparers contact Scaringi Law at 717 657 7770.