Resolving Identity Theft in Tax Administration (Individual Chapter from Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, 7th Edition)

    Resolving Identity Theft in Tax Administration (Individual Chapter from Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, 7th Edition)

    Resolving Identity Theft in Tax Administration (Individual Chapter from Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, 7th Edition)

    This chapter seeks to illuminate the opaque internal IRS processes surrounding identity theft, in an effort to facilitate the resolution of tax-related identity theft cases before the Service. It discusses how identity theft occurs, the Service's identity theft detection and case processing protocols, tax-related identity theft resolution, and the ramifications of identity theft outside of the Service.

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    This is a downloadable chapter from Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, 7th Edition.

    Identity theft was one of the leading types of consumer complaints for calendar year 2016. The term identity theft encompasses a wide range of activities where an individual’s personal identifying information is stolen for the purpose of committing fraud or other offenses. In 2016, employment and tax-related fraud was the most common form of identity theft, accounting for 34% of all reported cases. By 2016, tax-related identity theft comprised 20% of the Taxpayer Advocate Service’s case receipts.

    Overall, the Service has made steady progress in preventing improper refund payments. However, it is unclear whether the agency is sustainably reducing the volume of identity theft incidents. Concerns also exist regarding negative experiences of victims whose cases are handled by Service personnel, particularity in light of the increasing complexity of identity theft cases in Service inventory. Moreover, cyber identity thieves targeting tax refunds have evolved in sophistication.

    This chapter seeks to illuminate the opaque internal IRS processes surrounding identity theft, in an effort to facilitate the resolution of tax-related identity theft cases before the Service. It discusses ow identity theft occurs, the Service’s identity theft detection and case processing protocols, tax-related identity theft resolution, and the ramifications of identity theft outside of the Service.

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    Section of Taxation

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    Publication Date

    3/6/2018 12:00:00 AM

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