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Mark Matthews Quoted in Tax Notes, CI Officials Debate Focus on Stolen Identity Refund Fraud

December 17, 2012, Tax Notes
Excerpt taken from the article.

Stolen identity refund fraud (SIRF) has long been a priority for the IRS and the Justice Department, but some have suggested that the government's intense focus may detract from the other, equally pressing issues.

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Mark E. Matthews of Caplin & Drysdale, a former CI chief, said that although SIRF is a problem, he wondered whether the resources put into it, including the ability granted by the directive for the U.S. attorney's offices to directly access IRS resources, posed any concerns.

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