Ex-Employees Claim Intuit Let Fraudulent TurboTax Returns Through For The Money

Ex Employees Claim Intuit Let Fraudulent TurboTax Returns Through For The Money

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Are fraudulent tax returns the fault of the IRS, or caused by a weakness in the most popular software programs that consumers use to file their taxes? Former employees of Intuit, maker of TurboTax, allege that the company prevented security staff from flagging and shutting down obviously fraudulent accounts. Why? Market share. Fraudsters were ditching TurboTax and using other tax software when the company flagged their returns.

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Review: 2015 RAM ProMaster City (with video)

Review: 2015 RAM ProMaster City (with video)

Everyone has been talking about the Dodge Caravan being sent out to pasture soon, but there is a third badge-engineered Chrysler minivan heading into the sunset as well: the 2015 RAM C/V. Behold the replacement: the 2015 RAM ProMaster City. With industry boffins calculating that the class 1 cargo-hauler segment will explode by over 300% in the coming few years, Chrysler is getting in on the commercial action with another Euro model. While the larger ProMaster van is based on the Fiat Ducato, the smaller ProMaster City is an Americanization of the Fiat Doblo. Does the recently formed Fiat Chrysler conglomerate have with it takes to compete with the all-new and all-sexy Transit Connect?

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Tax Tip: How to Deal With the IRS -

If you’ve ever had to deal with the Internal Revenue Service directly, you know it can be a bit intimidating. “The IRS can be a really scary agency to interact with, especially under the stress of an audit, so it’s the kind of thing that you really don’t want to go it alone,” said Kathy Pickering, executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block. Pickering advises taxpayers not to communicate directly with the IRS unless they have to. Instead, have your tax preparer do it. Many of them can help you if you get audited. IRS spokesman Eric Smith notes that there’s a Taxpayer Bill of Rights with ten provisions, including, “The right to appeal a decision made by the IRS.” He says taxpayers should know their rights: “The good thing to know is that if you think that we’re wrong, you have an opportunity to appeal that,” Smith says. Also good to know: only one percent of tax returns get audited. This year, that number could be even less because of budget cuts. If you do owe the IRS money, paying it back has never been easier. The agency offers “Direct Pay,” which allows you to pay your tax bill for free online, using your checking or savings account. You can find the service on IRS.gov.

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