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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TIGTA: Scammers Defraud IRS Out of $1.9 Billion Via Multiple I.D. Numbers

TIGTA The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration yesterday released Multiple Use of Taxpayer Identification Numbers Continues to Result in Significant Erroneous Exemptions and Credits (2010-40-117):

Individuals inappropriately received at least $380 million in personal tax exemptions and tax credits in 2007 as a result of the multiple use of Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TINs). ...These TINs were used on over 3.2 million tax returns. Over five years, erroneous exemptions and credits could exceed $1.9 billion.

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