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Facebook and the IRS

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Tax Preparer Tonya George has heard stories about the IRS using Facebook to catch people who cheat on their taxes and she offers this free advice...

"Never going to get away from the IRS no matter how hard you try," said Tonya.

The IRS does have 38 page training manual on how agents can use the Internet. According to the IRS - audits are based on information from a person's tax information and not information from their media side.

But the IRS can look at someone's Facebook if there are prior discrepancies on their tax form.

Also postings on social media are public so the IRS does not need a warrant to search that page.

If you don't want the IRS looking at your Facebook than switch the setting from public to private.

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