2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2014 6:41 PM by canthony

    identity scam federal income tax refunds Criminal Activity

    BoBraxton

      Unmentioned television program reported on identity fraud (Florida) -- outrageous.

      Two laws should be passed immediately:

      1) the law that requires refund checks in 6 weeks should be repealed and people who want their refund should have to prove who they are (not after identity has been stolen); and

      2) immediately the IRS should be prohibited from using Social Security number as identity for income tax and W-2.

      In this day and age, people are capable of creating their own identification (take all sorts of social media). This is outrageous.

      This is not a hard problem to solve. I worked three decades in information technology beginning 1974. [My opinion to member of U.S. Congress.]