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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fraudulent Tax Returns Surge 181% This Year

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The number of taxpayers trying to bamboozle the IRS and collect bigger refunds has shot up this filing season. The IRS identified 335,341 tax returns claiming $1.9 billion in fraudulent refunds as of March 4, 2011, according to the findings of an audit conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. That's a whopping 181% increase from the same period last year.

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Good! Nice to see not paying taxes is not just for high-ranking Democrats
Who BTW, think that taxes should be raised. Well, I guess if you're not paying taxes it doesn't matter what the tax rate is.

Posted by: lobo | Apr 20, 2011 11:30:29 AM

Trying to steal from a thief, imagine that!

Posted by: j r | Apr 20, 2011 1:02:12 PM