Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tax Administrator interviewed about fighting refund fraud

Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan discussed efforts to combat tax refund fraud during an interview yesterday on Channel 10. 

Sullivan told Frank Coletta, the veteran Channel 10 anchor, about the steps that the Rhode Island Division of Taxation has put in place to combat refund fraud, which he said is a growing threat at the federal and state tax levels.

The Division is also collaborating with other states, software providers, and the Federation of Tax Administrators to help identify possible patterns of fraud. (Click here for more details.)

Colleta, who anchors the "NBC 10 News Sunrise" and "NBC 10 News at Noon" programs, interviewed Sullivan at Channel 10’s headquarters in Cranston. The segment was broadcast during the station's news program at noon and was repeated on cable TV.

Tax Administrator David Sullivan (left) and Channel 10 Anchor Frank Coletta