Hello Everyone – especially my IRS fraud victim peers.
We all know what time it is don’t we? Its tax return filing time. Some of us have been fortunate enough to have received the tax return dividends we had ripped from up under our noses last year and some of us unfortunately have not.
If your tax return was stolen last year and you’ve been able to stay on the IRS’ ass, then you may have received your IRS PIN number. If you haven’t, then you need to get back on their ass and ride them like untamed mare until they send you your pin number. I got mine in December just as they promised. I’m hoping that this will rectify the issue of some idiotic thief being able to steal my tax return another year.
The good news is (or at least it seems that way) that with this IRS PIN number, you should be able to file your return electronically. I’m almost afraid to do it electronically, but what the hell, after all the research I’ve done on the whole IRS electronic filing process it seems like its not the initial electronic process that’s responsible for your or my tax return being stolen, its more or less the fact that the IRS has not taken the proper steps to review and verify tax payers documentation before winding out a check – and its not that they never verify it, its that they send out the checks first and then verify the information six months down the road. In other words, the IRS policies help fuel tax return fraud.
You can even request a IRS PIN number for electronic filing of future returns even if you haven’t been a victim of fraud.
So here I go with my little PIN number in my hand and with hope in my heart ready to file my tax return electronically. Wish me luck and the same goes out to you. I will keep you updated as to how my situation turns out. If you’d like to read more about how I managed to finally got my 2011 stolen tax return, you can find that in a previous post.
And for your entertainment: This thing (woman or whatever you want to call it) was able to get 2.1 million dollars in money from the IRS using TurboTax as a tool for identity theft. An IRS employee approved the refund! Go figure! How she got caught? Turns out it “she” lost the credit card with all the money loaded onto it and applied for a replacement (shaking my head).
Talk to you soon!
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