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File Early, File Often

Posted: Sun May 27, 2012 6:47 am
by Arthur Rubin
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

Re: File Early, File Often

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:59 am
by Number Six
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.

Re: File Early, File Often

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:49 am
by Kestrel
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

Re: File Early, File Often

Posted: Mon May 28, 2012 6:18 am
by Arthur Rubin
Link fixed. Sorry about that.