PRINTER'S NO. 18
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
37
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MACKENZIE, BERNSTINE, BROWN, CALTAGIRONE,
DiGIROLAMO, DRISCOLL, FREEMAN, GREINER, HELM, HILL-EVANS,
IRVIN, LONGIETTI, MEHAFFIE, MILLARD, B. MILLER, MURT,
NEILSON, OBERLANDER, READSHAW, RYAN, SAYLOR AND CIRESI,
JANUARY 24, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
JANUARY 24, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the week of January 28 through February 1, 2019, as
"Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, Tax-related identity theft was the second most
common form of identity theft reported to the Federal Trade
Commission in 2017; and
WHEREAS, According to the Internal Revenue Service, more than
300,000 American taxpayers had their tax return details stolen
as a result of the 2015 security breach; and
WHEREAS, According to the Internal Revenue Service,
approximately $1.6 billion in fraudulent tax refunds were paid
in 2016 related to identity theft; and
WHEREAS, According to the Federal Trade Commission, tax
refund fraud is one of the largest and fastest growing identity
theft categories; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 5,000 victims have paid more than
$26.5 million to scammers who pose as IRS agents according to
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the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration; therefore
be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the
week of January 28 through February 1, 2019, as "Tax Identity
Theft Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.
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