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  • Investigation finds 741 tax returns filed from single Belle Glade home (South Florida)

    08/07/2012 8:45:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2012 | Donna Gehrke-White
    A small South Florida city has attracted the attention of federal investigators looking into tax refund fraud and identity theft, according to an independent watchdog agency that oversees the Internal Revenue Service. In Belle Glade, nestled along Lake Okeechobee, 741 tax returns worth more than $1 million in refunds were filed from a single address last year, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The Belle Glade address ranked third nationally for number of returns filed. Investigators would not release the address, citing confidentiality rules on tax returns. But House Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Charles Boustany Jr., R-La., referred...