Be warned: The taxman is watching your social media accounts this month looking for tax cheats as the April 15 deadline approaches.
Fox 5 D.C. reported the Internal Revenue Service said it would monitor the Facebook and Twitter accounts of people who have some sort of red flag on their tax forms.
The news station interviewed attorney Kristen Matthews who suggested viewers “be careful with what you say on social networking platforms.”
There are laws that regulate the government’s ability to get a hold of things like credit card transaction history. But those laws have become more permissive over the course of the last several years, in particular after 9-11, and so some might say those laws are not any longer in line with the average person’s expectation of privacy.
While you can set your privacy settings on social media to private, the best advice would be not to cheat the IRS (and be stupid enough to post all about it on Facebook, eh?).
Watch the Fox 5 report here:DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG
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