Tax Refund Investigative Solution
Detect tax refund fraud and boost tax revenues within your jurisdiction. Federal and state governments lose up to millions of dollars each year from tax refund fraud because they do not have access to the public records and identity based filters they need or the resources to analyze the data in order to detect fraud. LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution helps solve these problems. With billions of current identity records collected from thousands of accurate and reliable sources, LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution quickly screens tax refund requests for potential fraud. Our proven identity authentication tools bundled with advanced linking and analytics capabilities help agencies detect fraudulent claims tied to tax refund requests and identify potentially millions of dollars in lost revenue in taxes, as well as creating new revenue sources for years to come.
Detect Fraudulent Tax Activity: Power of Public Records
For government agencies to find fraud before it happens, they must be able to access records across city, county, and state boundaries. With LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution, agencies can now access billions of public record sources to establish identity-based filters. Rather than depending on the rules and records maintained by the agency, these filters develop a comprehensive picture of the taxpayer's identity to help detect fraud.
In a pilot program conducted by a state with more than one million annual refund checks, the LexisNexis solution flagged five percent as potentially suspicious. The identity-based filter uncovered areas that rules-based filters could not, including:
• Individuals that were deceased
• Social Security Numbers that were altered to elude "Do Not Pay Lists"
• Individuals not associated with their given address
• Individuals not associated with their given Social Security Number
• Identities not found in public-records searches
• Individuals incarcerated in prisons
With a minimum of at least one million filings and an average tax refund of $300-$500, states may be paying out $25 million or more in fraudulent claims. With the value of public records and identity-based filters, the federal government and states can finally combat the growing rate of tax refund fraud.
Detect Tax Fraud and Boost Revenue vs. Lose Revenue and Raise Taxes
Tax Refund fraud methods and schemes are plentiful and diverse. Fraudsters may steal or create a Social Security Number (SSN), falsify W-2 information or fraudulently apply for a tax refund. Once individuals commit fraud, there is a high probability that they will try to do it again and again. Unfortunately, the criminals usually get away with tax refund fraud because most state and federal government agencies:
This type of fraud often goes undetected because many governments do not have access to the resources necessary to investigate, they do not leverage the necessary data to detect fraudulent requests and they are afraid that due diligence and fraud prevention on tax refunds would delay the issuing of the refund checks. Over time the cost of tax refund fraud can add up to millions of dollars in lost revenue and result in tax increases that law-abiding residents have to pay. LexisNexis Tax Refund Investigative Solution helps federal and state governments to detect fraud and – in a tough economy – to boost revenue by potentially millions of dollars, and do so, by identifying fraudsters, rather than raising taxes.
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