Wednesday, August 10, 2011

'Stimulus' scam making its way to Pennsylvania

A tax scam that cropped up earlier in the summer in Wisconsin, California, Louisiana and Mississippi found its way to Erie about two weeks ago, an Internal Revenue Service spokesman said today. "These dishonest return preparers are charging a fee to prepare a false tax return on your behalf promising a large refund or rebate," said IRS spokesman David Stewart. "However, these victims do not have any withholding to claim and are not eligible for any credits, refunds or rebates."