Tax dodgers beware: Taxman could be watching your social media
The IRS is said to be data mining Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other sites for info that could come handy in audits.
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have all become places where people post intimate details about their lives: vacation photos, work successes, buying a new house, car, or other cool stuff. However, this information is also up for grabs by the Internal Revenue Service.
In its quest to find and audit tax dodgers, the IRS is said to use online activity trackers to sift through the mass amounts of data available on the Internet, according to Marketplace. This data is then added to the information the agency already has on people, such as Social Security numbers, health records, banking statements, and property.