The IRS continues to aggressively work to identity theft issues on multiple fronts.
Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Ideal Tax Solution, LLC is continuing to monitor the positive results of an identity theft law enforcement program which has seen the IRS prevent the issuance of more than $34 billion over the course of the past two years. In 2012, the IRS stopped 5 million suspicious returns in fiscal year 2012 – up from 3 million suspicious returns stopped in 2011. The expansion covers all fifty states and took effect Friday, March 29, 2013.
“The results of the pilot (program) illustrates that this works as an innovative tool for law enforcement to help pursue tough identity theft situations,” says IRS acting commissioner Steven T. Miller. “This program is an effective way for law enforcement to work with the IRS to pursue identity thieves and protect taxpayers. Expanding the program and making it permanent on a nationwide basis makes sense for victims as well as law enforcement and tax administration.”
Since October, there have been more than 670 criminal identity theft investigations opened. The sentences being handed down are averaging four years in custody with some perpetrators receiving as long as twenty years. Ideal Tax Solution works closely with the IRS to identify potential identity theft situations which could impact taxpayers.
Since the start of 2013, the IRS has worked with victims to close more than 200,000 cases. This is in addition to the Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) pilot, which assists victims with previously confirmed cases of identity theft. Ideal Tax Solution has installed a comprehensive protocol for its clients to help protect them from the growing criminal activity involving identity theft.
“The IRS continues to aggressively work identity theft issues on multiple fronts, focusing on helping victims of this terrible crime and pursuing the perpetrators across the nation,” Miller said. “The pilot expansion will help these efforts.”
Ideal Tax Solution has also learned that like the pilot program, state and local law enforcement officials with evidence of fraudulently filed federal tax returns will receive permission from the identity theft victim. The victim will complete an IRS disclosure form allowing the IRS to provide law enforcement with the fraudulently filed tax return.
For detailed information on the expanded identity theft program contact Ideal Tax Solution of visit the IRS website at IRS.gov.
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