Dozens arrested at India call center linked to IRS scam calls


By Associated Press and Griff Benner

NEW DELHI (AP) – Indian police have arrested 70 people and are questioning hundreds more after uncovering a massive scam to cheat thousands of Americans out of millions of dollars by posing as U.S. tax authorities and demanding unpaid taxes, a police officer said Thursday.

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IRS Announces 131 Million Returns Already Filed This Season – 36 Million Owe Balances Due

2013 tax season on pace to match 2012 where 148 million returns were filed with almost 38 million of those owing unpaid taxes. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients who have filed and owe back taxes. The IRS reported that as of April 18, 2014, the IRS has received more than 131 million returns, of which 88 percent were e-filed (IRS News Release IR-2014-56, April 24, 2014). Of those 131 million returns 94,809,000 were due refunds (IR 2014-56).
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Senate Hearings and Department of Justice/IRS Actions Likely to Drive up Reports of Foreign Banks and Financial Accounts (FBAR)

43,000 Taxpayers have disclosed their offshore accounts to IRS as Senate wants numbers to rise. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients with FBAR requirements On February 26, 2014 the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing on “Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore Accounts” (The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations-Hearings-2/26/14).
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IRS Criminal Investigation Issues Annual Report: 18% Gain in Prosecutions and Convictions Rose More Than 25% Compared to the Prior Year

Criminal Investigation recommended 4,364 cases for prosecution in 2013. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients to avoid mistakes that lead to criminal investigation and possible prosecution by giving them valid professional advice and guidance so they handle their taxes the correct legal way It was announced by the Internal Revenue Service on February 24, 2014 (IR-2014-18) that the Criminal Investigation Division (CI) has released its Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013 
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IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014

IRS issues annual list of top twelve tax scams in time for tax season. Direct Tax Relief (DTR) assists clients with tax preparation for current and past tax years and corrected amended returns for victims of tax preparer scams. The Internal Revenue Service on February 19, 2014 issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams 
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