TROY — Troy Police Department, along with federal agencies, are investigating numerous fraud complaints at a local tax service business in Troy.
According to Troy Police Department’s Det. Todd Sloan, Instant Tax Service, located at 2301 W. Main St., Troy, was raided by law enforcement officials on Wednesday. Detectives confiscated 15 computers from the business, which is currently closed.
Sloan said numerous complaints from the community led to the investigation by Troy Police Department, the IRS and Secret Service.
Sloan said the alleged fraud by the business may go far back as 2008. The business allegedly did not disperse the full tax refund amount due to its customers. Sloan said those who have come forward with complaints have cited varying amounts of money being withheld from their tax refund by the business.
Past customers of Instant Tax Service are asked to go online at www.irs.gov and download their tax transcripts of the years they did business with the Instant Tax Service company in Troy. The IRS tax transcript will show the amount owed to the customer. A copy of the direct deposit or bank statement of the tax refund also will be needed for officials to review.