IRS can do more to protect against tax fraudsters, watchdog says

IRS can do more to protect against tax fraudsters, watchdog says

A government watchdog has said that the Internal Revenue Service could do more to prevent tax fraud if it invested more money in ensuring that the identities of taxpayers are properly verified. From the IRS's own data, fraudsters scammed the agency out of at least $1.6 billion in tax refunds during the 2016 tax season that belonged to taxpayers.

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