How does the IRS detect a tax froud if I claimed false dependents?
- AmyLv 74 weeks ago
First they check the list of social security numbers you provided to make sure they are real people and nobody else has claimed them. You can't even file your tax return without passing this step.
Then they check for suspicious signs such as you claiming somebody you didn't claim last year. They send you a letter asking for proof (e.g. a school registration saying the dependent has moved into your address).
If you convincingly counterfeit that, you're probably okay - Trump has drastically cut the IRS's ability to conduct audits.
- 4 weeks ago
you're going to jail buddy
- garryLv 44 weeks ago
what a silly question , the do check with births you know .waste of brain power.
- John AldenLv 74 weeks ago
Based on the false social security numbers you have to provide.
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- 4 weeks ago
They're pretty **** at detecting fraud. People have had money stolen from them on false charges of "structuring" in the past
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
how do they detect it? previous history. or eyesight? they are everywhere.
- mercedesLv 74 weeks ago
The person committing fraud is not smart enough to spell fraud correctly tipping IRS off to low intelligence at work.
- curtisports2Lv 74 weeks ago
To claim a dependent, you must provide the dependent's Social Security number. If a dependent can be claimed by somebody, they will be. The IRS catches fraud by numerous methods, but an easy one is when two (or more) tax returns claim the same dependent, and this is found through use of the SS #.
- ibu guruLv 74 weeks ago
There are many ways to check up on dependents: verify their Social Security Numbers (which you are required to provide); sudden changes in dependents without record of birth during the tax year; investigators who physically check residences to ensure "dependents" are actually living full-time with the person claiming them; unusual numbers of dependents, especially for size of the residence; cross-checking for those dependents being claimed by another party; court records of custody, child support, & visitation. More....
- JudyLv 74 weeks ago
Asks for the birth certificates is one way. They have lots of ways.