Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud: Challenges and Reduction Efforts


Lucas Haynes (Editor)

Series: American Political, Economic, and Security Issues
BISAC: BUS064000

Identity theft tax refund fraud is a persistent, evolving threat to honest taxpayers and tax administration. It occurs when an identity thief files a fraudulent tax return using a legitimate taxpayer’s identifying information and claims a refund. This book examines what IRS knows about the extent of IDT refund fraud and additional actions IRS can take to combat IDT refund fraud using third-party information from, for example, employers and financial institutions. The book also assesses the quality of IRS’s IDT refund fraud cost estimates, and IRS’s progress in developing processes to enhance taxpayer authentication. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Identity Theft: Additional Actions Could Help IRS Combat the Large, Evolving Threat of Refund Fraud
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Identity Theft and Tax Fraud: Enhanced Authentication Could Combat Refund Fraud, but IRS Lacks an Estimate of Costs, Benefits and Risks
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Prisoner Tax Refund Fraud: Delays Continue in Completing Agreements to Share Information With Prisons, and Reports to Congress Are Not Timely or Complete
(Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)


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