Sunday, November 17, 2019

Taxes Two-Step

Listen to this Story When it comes to taxes, don't mess with Texas—or Virginia, as it turns out. An article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch tells the story of a tax professional who filed fraudulent refund claims while managing the Northern Virginia office of a tax...

License to Steal

Listen to this Story The exam for U.S. Certified Public Accountants is designed to ''protect the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed.'' According to the Miami Herald, a South Florida accountant took advantage of her position as a CPA...

Like Frauder Like Daughter

Listen to this Story In less time than it takes to get a college degree, the self-taught swindlers of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' learned to commit a massive tax refund fraud conspiracy involving false education credits. AL.com tells the story of a father and...

Aspirations

Listen to this Story Coming to the United States offers immigrants an opportunity to prosper in a country with more pervasive social freedoms and economic opportunities. However, The Star Tribune tells the story of a Minnesota couple who took the opportunity to use some aspiring...

Disqualified

Listen to this Story Qualifications are some of the trickiest and most critical components of tax filings. (What income tax bracket do you qualify for? Which exemptions apply to your circumstances? Is your tax preparer professionally qualified to do your taxes?) KTUU-TV tells the story...

Without Consent

Listen to this Story When someone is confused about their taxes or otherwise needs help with filing, they might seek assistance from family members. This type of support is permissible. (As long as no information on the tax filing is fraudulent, of course.)The Huntington News...

Spreading the Wealth

Listen to this Story The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) protects against the loss of deposits made into accounts including checking, savings, money market and certificates of deposit (CDs) up to $250,000 per depositor and per banking institution. (This program, instituted after The Great Depression,...

Anything Fraud Worth Doing…

Listen to this Story. Some people simply don't know their limits. They might be trying too hard, not knowing when to quit or biting off more than they can chew. Two fraudsters who exemplify this behavior were the recent subjects of a New Haven Register...

The Insanity of It All

Listen to this Story A proverb states that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result. In that case, today's fraudster might want to see if she can be excused from her sentence for criminal insanity. KGAN-TV reports...

Making Strides Against SIRF

Listen to this Story According to a post about Stolen Identity Refund Fraud on the Department of Justice website, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that more than 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities during the 2013 tax filing season alone. (This...
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