Fraudulent Tax Returns

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April 15 -- tax day -- is just a couple of weeks away. More of us are filing our taxes online these days through sites like TurboTax or H&R Block. But TurboTax had to be shut down briefly last month because so many fraudulent returns were being filed through the site. In 2013, the the IRS said it paid out almost $6 billion in fraudulent refunds -- and the number of cases has increased significantly since then.

Credits

Guest:
Jonnelle Marte - Washington Post - @jonnelle

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal