Does the IRS really investigate tax fraud claims?
Asked by: kcomment
If someone reports tax fraud to the IRS do they really investigate the information that they are given? Also, if someone falsely claims a dependent on their taxes and then someone else claims the same person what will be done? Like if the second person has a right to claim the dependent because the dependent lives with them and is taken care of by them, will the IRS find this information out? How will the IRS determine who will the right one to claim the dependent and what will be done to the person who falsely claimed the dependent?