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IRS and Fraud Awareness

There are some indicators of fraudulent activities that are documented by the IRS. It is a good idea to be aware of them so that you can avoid sending nonstandard forms to the IRS with your return or conduce yourself in a suspicious manner.

IRS Fraud indicators

Below are some of the indicators which can tip the IRS off as fraudulent tax activities.


  • A typed, handwritten, duplicated or corrected W-2


  • A form W-2 for a firm in the area that differs from other W-2 forms from the same firm


  • Suspicious person accompanying a taxpayer and observed on prior occasions


  • Multiple refunds directed to the same address or post office box


  • Employment or earnings which are not well documented


  • Similar returns from different individuals



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