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The IRS and Social Media

The IRS and Social Media
Posted April 9th, 2013 @ 7:57am

Bad news. Someone finally told the IRS about social media.

According to reports, this year, the IRS plans on checking your Facebook page  and Twitter accounts, to see if you're cheating on your taxes.

Like, let's say you went to Key West for Spring Break, but you wrote off the  flight and hotel as a business trip.  An IRS agent might look for your  photos to see if there's proof you were actually just hammered drunk and hanging  out on the beach.

Fortunately, it's too much work for them to Facebook stalk ALL of us, so  they're only going to use social media as a tool when someone's tax forms have  been red flagged for an audit or a potential audit.

But still, let's call this reminder number 48,765 that you should triple  check your Facebook privacy settings.

(FOX 5 - Washington D.C.)


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