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Surge In Tax Fraud Prompts Discussion Of Prevention Measures

The IRS will step up anti-fraud measures after a spate of fraudulent tax returns filed through the online tax filing service Turbo Tax. (Philip Taylor/Flickr)
The IRS will step up anti-fraud measures after a spate of fraudulent tax returns filed through the online tax filing service Turbo Tax. (Philip Taylor/Flickr)

Tax season has arrived and so have some headaches, especially for people who use the do-it-yourself online filing service Turbo Tax.

The company is dealing with a surge in fraudulent filings, and last week the IRS announced it would work with state tax authorities and private companies, like Turbo Tax, to reduce fraud.

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