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