Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) learned that several Pennsylvania physicians were the victims of an identity theft tax return scam where their Social Security numbers were used to file fraudulent tax returns.
As chair of the Finance Committee Taxation and IRS Oversight Subcommittee U.S. Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) is planning to hold a series of roundtable discussions across the state starting next week on the topic of tax fraud.
A recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlights the magnitude of this issue nationally. On August 20, the GAO published a report showing that the IRS had paid $5.2 billion in fraudulent returns related to identity theft in 2012.
Sen. Casey would like to invite you to participate in a conversation to discuss:
- How identify theft tax fraud is perpetrated
- How tax fraud impacts individuals and communities
- What is currently being done to combat fraud
- What more can we do to protect taxpayers
If you are interested in participating in the roundtable discussions, please email Sen. Casey’s office at Pablo_rojas@casey.senate.gov and Jennifer_mccloskey@casey.senate.gov, or call Pablo Rojas at (202) 224 -0545.