NCSL Speaker, Legislators Discuss Ways to Prevent State Tax Return Fraud


David Ransom told the National Conference of State Legislatures that a new wave of stolen identity and tax refund fraud has emerged. « We’re not talking about refund fraud where Dave or Patrick . . . are stretching charitable contributions, » Mr. Ransom said. « We’re talking about organized gangs and schemes where hundreds [of] thousands of fraudulent stolen returns with stolen identities are pushed through a system. » To combat this he noted a new public/private sector information sharing and analysis platform.