IRS and State Tax Revenue Agencies
We’re going to give the IRS its own treatment here. That’s because it is a complex bureaucracy that has enormous impact on your life. You may have been affected when someone worked, or won money in Las Vegas, under your Social Security number and didn’t or doesn’t pay taxes. The IRS and even your state tax board will come after you. A fraudster might have filed a false tax return and received an undeserved refund before you had a chance to file. At the University of California, Irvine, where I teach, more than a hundred graduate students couldn’t file their tax returns because impostors had used this last scheme.
Here are some red flags to let you know you may have a tax-fraud problem:
♦ The IRS sends you ...