Saturday, October 1, 2011

Outfits Peddling Anti-Homestead Tax Exemption Fraud Software, Services Target Cash-Strapped Counties Desperate For Funds

From a press release from LexisNexis regarding a recent conference of county tax assessment administrators:

  • LexisNexis will be conducting demos of their Homestead Exemption Fraud Detection Solution on the exhibit floor at Booth #506. Attendees will learn how leveraging the combined power of public records and advanced search technology enables cities to discover millions of dollars in revenue from back taxes and new revenue assessments.

Source: Remarks to Focus on Leveraging Public Records to Detect Homestead Exemption Fraud and Boost Tax Revenue.


In Forsyth County, Georgia, Forsyth News reports:

  • Forsyth County commissioners expressed interest Tuesday in a plan to attack tax fraud. The proposal, aired during a work session, could net the county up to $2.5 million in three years.

  • The money would come from taxes owed by residents claiming more than the one homestead exemption allowed, said Royce Lain of Affiliated Computer Services Inc.

  • The Fairfax, Va.-based company offered to launch a nationwide search of records to determine which Forsyth County homeowners may be taking advantage of the exemption, Lain said. From there, the service would narrow the results and present cases to the board of assessors.

For more, see Group offers to hunt down tax cheats (Proposal would target homestead exemptions).

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