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IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000


Associated Press- (National) The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported May 26 that criminals accessed personal tax information from more than 100,000 tax payers through an IRS-run online system called "Get Transcript", where taxpayers get returns and other filings from previous years, as part of a scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds from February - May 2015. The service has been temporarily shut down and officials are determining how many fraudulent tax refunds were claimed this year using information from the stolen transcripts with an estimate of less than $50 million.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:24:23