File Early, File Often

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File Early, File Often

Postby Arthur Rubin » Sun May 27, 2012 6:47 am

I'm undecided where this would fit on Quatloos. It's a tax scam, but not by the actual taxpayer.

It seems that, at least in Florida, criminals get SSNs and birthdates, and file tax returns asking for a refund.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/us/id-thieves-loot-tax-checks-filing-early-and-often.html?hp
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Re: File Early, File Often

Postby Number Six » Mon May 28, 2012 12:59 am

The link did not work for me. Typical of the e-filing age in which we are living, making fraud easier, harder for the Feds to nail, and like a disease which crops up with new variations based on success rates and the cunning of the crooks. I don't know whether going back to paper filing in certain high fraud jurisdictions would make any difference.
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Re: File Early, File Often

Postby Kestrel » Mon May 28, 2012 1:49 am

I think you're talking about what was posted in these two threads:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8309

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=8340
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Re: File Early, File Often

Postby Arthur Rubin » Mon May 28, 2012 6:18 am

Link fixed. Sorry about that.


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