Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesUnited States · 4 weeks ago

How does the IRS detect a tax froud if I claimed false dependents?

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    4 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

  • garry
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    what a silly question , the do check with births you know .waste of brain power.

  • 4 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

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    how do they detect it? previous history. or eyesight? they are everywhere.

  • 4 weeks ago

    The person committing fraud is not smart enough to spell fraud correctly tipping IRS off to low intelligence at work.

  • 4 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 #.

  • 4 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....

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Asks for the birth certificates is one way.  They have lots of ways.

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