Internal Revenue Service
Tax refund fraud has kept federal prosecutors in South Florida busy as the crime continues to grow in popularity. Just this year, two former NFL players pleaded guilty to taking part in tax refund fraud. For the victims of the fraud, the prevailing message from the government has been, be patient.
Bungled in an intense IRS investigation, the Miccosukee Indians’ luck is running out faster than that of its casinos’ gamblers.
State Representative Daphne Campbell is under federal investigation.
If you need to make an in-person visit to the IRS in Miami, you need to do it by tomorrow or wait until next Tuesday, because the office will be closed to move to new digs.
Two brand new Cameros sit outside BSO headquarters; the latest additions in the Broward Sheriff’s Office crime fighting arsenal. Both cars will be used to go after aggressive, speeding drivers. Making it even better, they were both free, compliments of a bank busted for laundering drug money.
Time is running out for South Floridians scrambling to put the finishing touches on their state and federal tax returns ahead of tonight’s midnight filing deadline.
With the normal tax day coming on a federal holiday, everyone who hasn’t filed a return has an extra 24 hours to file their returns. Still, with the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday April 17th coming, there are plenty of taxpayers with last minute questions.
Tax refund scams are not new, but they’re costing Uncle Sam, and by default, you, as much as $10 billion a year and the current laws may not be strong enough to protect taxpayers from sophisticated tax thieves.
A sophisticated scam is running rampant nationwide, and even the savviest taxpayers are falling for it.
How would you feel if you found out you gave the US government cash that should be in your pocket? The feds say in Florida alone they are holding $67 million they owe people– maybe you –simply because you haven’t asked for it back, and time is running out.