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IRS says tax preparer filed fraudulent returns in North Dakota, several states

FARGO (KVRR) – The Internal Revenue Service is investigating a tax preparer from Houston, Texas in connection with allegedly filing fraudulent tax returns for clients in at least 15 states, most of them in North Dakota. A newly unsealed search warrant affidavit in U.S. District Court in Fargo identifies the man as Casper Akoto. The affidavit says Akoto is under…

Delegation asks IRS to extend income tax deadline due to blizzard

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – Due to severe weather, North Dakota’s congressional delegation is asking the IRS to extend the income tax filing deadline for state residents. Sens. Kevin Cramer, John Hoeven and Rep. Kelly Armstrong sent the request to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. The delegation wants the IRS to extend the federal income tax filing deadline and waive penalties for late…

IRS will delay tax filing due date until May 17

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service is delaying the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 until May 17, according to the House Ways and Means Committee. The IRS and Treasury Department didn’t immediately comment Wednesday or provide further details. But the committee confirmed and applauded the move, which provides added time for both taxpayers and the IRS alike given…

Breaking down tax return concerns as tax season approaches

With the implications of the pandemic, refunds could be affected.

WEST FARGO, N.D. — As tax season approaches, a local business helps break down what this year’s returns may look like. The biggest concern may be how to go about filing a 2020 tax return. There are implications due the pandemic, such as people losing their jobs, receiving stimulus checks or even applying for unemployment. Many people want to know…

North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office Warns Taxpayers of COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

Scammers will attempt to trick tax payers into verifying their filing information in order to receive their check.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota U.S. Attorney’s Office and the IRS are warning taxpayers about scammers stealing COVID-19 economic impact payments. “The existence of a deadly national pandemic will not stop criminals seeking to capitalize on the fears and difficulties faced by the public as they try to line their own pockets by stealing your money or your personal information,” IRS-CI…

Fargo Police Warn of IRS Scams Amid Tax Season

They say thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and personal information to tax scams.

FARGO, N.D.–Fargo Police are reminding people to be on the lookout for scams when the IRS starts accepting 2019 tax filings next week. They say thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and personal information to tax scams. In the latest tax scam, scammers claim to be able to suspend or cancel Social Security Numbers for an unpaid tax…

Scam Involves Person Acting As Special Agent On Behalf of IRS

The caller is told a federal warrant is out for his or her arrest unless a fine is paid

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A new scam alert from Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting. He says the scam involves a person claiming to be a Special Agent Josh Penn. The scammer claims he is working on behalf of the IRS and that your bank account was used to set up illegal bank accounts for drug cartels in Texas. The caller is…