The IRS is criticized for not catching fraudulent e-signatures, according to one report. An audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) found that while some fraudulent authorizations (such as Power of Attorney forms) were detected, many weren’t. A sample turned up 11 unverified signatures, which affected 1,546 Taxpayer ID numbers that TIGTA identifies as sensitive, “at risk of tax-related identity theft and should be monitored for use in the filing of tax returns.” Also, IRS processes don’t remove authorizations from representatives that are deceased, incarcerated, or have had their Preparer Tax ID numbers revoked. Here’s the report:  Call or visit our website for more information!