Tax Identity Theft
With one month to go before “tax day”, taxpayers have more to worry about than getting their return filed on time—including a shortage of workers at the IRS could slow down getting that much-needed refund. Jim flushes out the role politics plays with the IRS with a local professor. Jim also looks at a free way people in South Florida can help avoid becoming a tax identity theft victim, at a time when tax refund thefts have never been higher.
A Miami woman was found guilty on Monday in a Miami courtroom for a tax refund scam that enabled her to receive thousands of dollars in fraudulent refunds from the government.
A Miami Gardens man facing a triple murder trial was one of dozens arrested in South Florida Wednesday on charges of filing fake tax returns totaling millions of dollars, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
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.