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[24 Jun 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,263 views]
Criminals con IRS through home buyer tax credit

It seems yet another group is out to defraud the IRS by improperly claiming first-time home buyer tax credits.
This time it’s people who can’t get sent to jail for tax fraud because, well, they’re already there. According to this CNN article, over 1,200 prison inmates – including 241 serving life sentences – received $9.1 million in tax credits reserved for first-time home buyers. Furthermore, over $28 million was improperly distributed in home buyer tax credits, according to a Treasury Department report released Wednesday.
For those not familiar with the first-time home …