Child Abduction and the IRS


About 200,000 children are abducted by one or both of their parents in the US every year. These are cases where the parent who has not been granted custody of the child illegally takes the child away from the custodial parent or guardian. And these abductors fle tax returns to the IRS claiming tax relief for child support. This gives the IRS valuable information on the whereabouts of these abducted children.

However the dilemma for the IRS is in disclosing this information and its repercussions. The law on taxpayer privacy safeguards the information from the investigating authorities. Thus even though the IRS has information that could lead investigators to the whereabouts of the missing children, it is bound by law not to disclose it.

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