Forms Analysis

Reporting of Tax Fraud (regardless of reward)

IRS Form 3949-A
IRS Form 14039
IRS Form 14157
IRS Form 14157-A
IRS Form 14242
IRS Form 13909


IRS Form 3949-A, Information Referral, which is the form recommended for use when you suspect or know of an individual or business that is not complying with the tax laws on issues such as:

False Exemptions
False/Altered Documents
Failure to Pay Tax
Unreported Income
Organized Crime
Failure to Withhold

IRS Form 14039 is the form to be used if you suspect someone stole your identity and used your SSN for employment purposes or could use your SSN or file a tax return.

IRS Form 14157 is the form to be used if you suspect fraudulent activity or an abusive tax scheme by a tax return preparer or tax preparation company.

IRS Forms 14157 and 14157-A are used if you suspect a tax return preparer filed a return or altered your return without your consent and you are seeking a change to your account.

IRS Form 14242 is the form to be used if you suspect an abusive tax promotion or promoter.

IRS Form 13909 is the form to be used if you suspect misconduct or wrongdoing by an exempt organization or employee plan.

The IRS also has an interest in hearing from you if you suspect you have received or are aware of fraudulent IRS e-mails and websites.


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In the Tax Consultation practice area at the Tufts Law Firm, we consult with persons who have an interest in, or have questions about simply reporting tax fraud, without regard to the pursuit of a reward. If you wish to engage us to consult with you about the reporting of fraud, or if you have questions about IRS Form 3949-A, Form 14039, Form 14157, Form 14157-A, Form 14242, or Form 13909, please contact us.


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