How to Report Someone for Filing False Taxes

Have you ever spotted someone prepare a false tax return, but had no idea how to report that fraud to the concerned officials. Most of the people will tell you that they have encountered a situation like this many times, but when it comes to the question how they handled it, they freeze as they do not know what to do to fix this problem and whom to tell.

Reporting tax evasion is pretty easy. If you have spotted someone filing false tax, all you have to do is inform IRA (Internal Revenue Service) and unearth that fraud in order to help the officials make the tax system transparent in the United States.

Evading taxes is a serious crime in the United States, but there are people who somehow try to trick the tax authorities (Internal Revenue Service) into accepting false returns. However, due to tight scrutiny and solid tax practices, it is hard for a false tax return to escape the authorities’ notice.


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    Collect information

    Suppose you have detected tax fraud being committed by someone, note down their name, address (both work and home), tax ID number or social security number. Be ready to explain the alleged fraud in the forms while reporting to the IRS, as your comments will help the officials investigate the crime more effectively.

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    Choose form

    You do not need to go to the IRS office in person to get a form to report false tax. Visit the IRS website and you have several categories and different forms for each type of fraud.

    Here are some of the forms you may need to fill out. You can choose one you think addresses fraud you have detected:

    - Form 3949-A: If you have spotted false exemptions or deductions , kickbacks, failure to pay tax, failure to withhold, organized tax evasion or crime, unreported income in financial statements, and false documents.

    - Form 14039: If you suspect somebody has stolen your ID and is using your social security number for job.

    - Form 14157: If you spot a fraudulent tax scheme being run by a tax practitioner—individual or a company.

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    Download and print the form

    Download the form you have selected. Print a hard copy and fill it out.

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    Mail it

    Mail the form (or any other documented proof along with it) to this address, just for Alaska:

    Internal Revenue Service

    Fresno, CA 93888

    You can find the postal codes for your respective state on the net easily.

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