Florida residents beware! Law enforcement officers have noted an extremely high increase in tax fraud in the Tampa Bay area. Postal officials have intercepted hundreds of millions of dollars of suspected fraudulent tax refunds. Many residents have expressed their dissatisfaction with the efforts put in by the IRS to combat the scourge. In the meantime, lawmakers in Washington have introduced legislation and convened hearings to find ways to overcome the menace.
One such couple who had their tax refund stolen through fraud was Jay and Christine Gordon. As a result, the couple has sued the IRS and hope their action will become a class-action lawsuit on the matter as there are many other cases like theirs.
The trouble all began for the Gordons in March when they received a letter from the IRS informing them they were the subject of an audit. But at that time, they had not even filed their taxes yet (they always do so jointly). When they attempted to file their tax returns through e-filing, their submission was rejected. When they brought the matter up to the IRS, they were told to lodge an identity theft affidavit, which they duly complied with.
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