tax fraud

IRS Reports New Data Breach

According to the IRS, on Tuesday, hackers attempted to breach their computer systems in an attempt to file fraudulent tax returns.  The thieves were attempting to gain access to E-File pin numbers which are used by some people to file their tax returns electronically.  The IRS stated on Tuesday that approximately 464,000 social security numbers

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States Delaying Tax Refunds To Protect Against Fraud

In 2012, international hackers penetrated the South Carolina Department of Revenue system and gained access to nearly 3.6 million tax returns from as far back as 1998.  This was a wake up call, not only for the South Carolina government, but for the entire nation.  Since then, nearly all states have beefed up security surrounding

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