Why the IRS Won't Refund Victims of Tax Preparer Fraud

April 15, 2015 6:44 PM

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Why the IRS Won't Refund Victims of Tax Preparer Fraud

If you're a victim of tax preparer fraud, don't rely on compensation from the Internal Revenue Service. The agency is not prohibited from issuing refunds to such victims, but it has no procedures to do so, according to warnings from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson.

But it’s a different matter when it comes to victims of tax identity theft. When someone uses your personal information, such as a number, to steal your tax refund, you could get a refund from the IRS.

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