Nelson Tries to Curb Inmate Tax Fraud; Senator Hopes IRS Enforces 2008 Law to Avoid Future False Returns
Sacharoff, Justin, The Florida Times Union
Byline: JUSTIN SACHAROFF
Florida holds the distinction of having the highest amount of prisoner tax fraud in the nation, according to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
North Florida, especially, is a hot bed for this type of tax fraud.
In 2009 there were 2,407 false returns filed by prison inmates in Northeast Florida alone, Nelson's office said.
Nelson, D-Fla., was in Jacksonville on Friday to speak about efforts to curb this growing issue.
Nelson's main focus toward ending prisoner tax fraud is a law already in place that gives the Internal Revenue Service the ability to give inmates' financial information to federal prisons.
The law, …
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Publication information: Article title: Nelson Tries to Curb Inmate Tax Fraud; Senator Hopes IRS Enforces 2008 Law to Avoid Future False Returns. Contributors: Sacharoff, Justin - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: March 21, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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