IR-2019-50, March 20, 2019
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a national two-week enforcement and education campaign to combat refund crimes and identity theft that resulted in numerous legal actions against suspected criminals and businesses committing these crimes.
"Identity theft is a pervasive crime and stopping it remains a top priority of the IRS," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "The IRS, with the help of our Security Summit partners, continues to make progress in this area, but we need to continue our significant efforts to protect taxpayers and assist those who have been a victim of identity theft. We are fighting this problem with enhanced systems, smarter technology and the efforts of our dedicated workforce, including Criminal Investigation. We will retain our relentless, vigorous pursuit of those who prey upon others in this arena." Read more.