Say what?! South Florida not among nation’s epicenters for tax fraud

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I had to reread this headline three times because it isn’t everyday that South Florida doesn’t rank at the top of the list when it comes to white collar criminal activity; but as it turns out, South Florida is not among the nation’s epicenters for tax cheating.

The National Taxpayer Advocate conducted a study using confidential IRS data and determined that the nation’s largest clusters of potential tax cheats live in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, and DC.   As reported by the Huffington Post, the IRS uses this data to target taxpayers for audits.

Nevertheless, South Florida remains No. 1 in the nation for tax-related identity theft.  So, at least there’s that to report as we near the close of Tax Day.