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Don Carrington Mar. 31st, 2015
Tax Preparer Exposes Rampant Refund Fraud
By: Don Carrington

article photo RALEIGH A Charlotte-area tax preparer who conducted an undercover operation with a friend, found that tax preparers catering to Hispanic customers are urging clients typically using federal taxpayer identification numbers rather than Social Security numbers on IRS documents to pocket fraudulent refunds by claiming on their income tax returns children as dependents who may not exist or who live outside the United States.