Category Archives: Fraud

Getting Ex-Wife’s W-2

Today TaxMama hears from Bernie in New York, who’s quite frustrated. “My ex-wife and I are working on funding our child’s college education. How can I find out if her $18,000 W-2 is complete and honest? Her husband is showing her as his company’s secretary at this reduced income level. How can I get copies […]

Serial IRA Rollovers

Today TaxMama hears from Steven in NJ who is totally bewildered by a friend’s behavior. Here’s the long story. “My friend has about half a million dollars in an IRA account. He took a distribution of $50K from the account and told the bank it was a rollover. Before the 60-day rollover deadline, he sent […]

Preparing False Return is Tax Crime Even if Not Sent

By David & Mary Mellem, EAs The issue is whether a tax practitioner can be convicted under §7206(2) for preparing a fraudulent return and presenting it to the taxpayer with the expectation that the taxpayer will file the return or whether the return has to be presented to IRS for processing in order for the […]

Credit Card Theft

Today TaxMama hears from Barry Pinksy, Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch. He has an alert for you. “I heard from a client whose credit card showed fraudulent charges. And this could happen to you, too.”

Forged Joint Return

Today TaxMama hears from Tom, in the Midwest. He tells us, “I’ve been separated from my wife for several years. For 2006, I had no taxable income due to a disability. My wife filed a joint tax return by forging my signature. She did not have my power of attorney, or even verbal permission. She […]

Ex-Sisterly Love

Today TaxMama hears from Maria from NJ, who says, “I have been out of the country for nine years and a stay at home mom. I recently had my bank accounts levied, where the only money deposited is child support directly from the New Jersey Child Support Offices. My account was levied because apparently my […]

Salon Cut

Today TaxMama hears from Angela in Illinois, “I work in a salon and my boss is charging a 10% fee, or as he calls it “administration fees”, for us to receive tips on a credit card. Then our tips are given to us in our paycheck bi-monthly. So we are being taxed twice. I have […]

Forged Signature

Today TaxMama hears from Evelyn in San Jose, CA who has this tale of woe, “My ex-husband filed a joint taxes for us for 2004. We were separated and lived in different states at the time he filedr. Since we were together the majority of 2004 and he had a copy of my payroll stubs […]

Trophy Donations Tax Scam

Today TaxMama hears from the Humane Society with a warning about phony museum donations by hunters. The press release is below. I won’t read it to you – but I will summarize it. You’re going to see some words in the following press release that will trigger all kinds of hostility and negative reactions, no […]

Stolen SSN

Today Carlos from Houston, TX is concerned, “My question is about my father´s Social Security Number. He is not working now, but he thinks some one is using his SSN to work. How can we find out and how can we see the IRS records to see if my dad is in trouble?