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Intuit stops TurboTax e-filing of state returns after fraudulent filing spikes

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 9, 2015
"Intuit and some states have seen an increase in suspicious filings and attempts by criminals to use stolen identity information to file fraudulent state tax returns and claim tax refunds," Intuit said in a statement today.

Ironically, last week Intuit sponsored a symposium in Washington, D.C. where experts and elected officials, including two U.S. senators, discussed the challenges of tax fraud.

According to the Wall Street Journal, tax officials from dozens of states participated in conference calls yesterday and today to discuss the situation. Those calls were organized by the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA), a group whose members represent the tax collection agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, several large cities and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

The FTA did not immediately respond to email and phone inquires today.

 

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