LexisNexis® Tax Refund Investigative Solution

Detect and prevent tax refund fraud and tax identity theft 

LexisNexis® Tax Refund Investigative Solution helps agencies thwart fraudsters, preserve tax dollars and protect identities.

Detect fraudulent tax activity using identity information and proven analytics

Stop tax refund fraud before improper payments are issued, protecting government revenue and the identities of law-abiding taxpayers. 

Tax refund fraud is a difficult, rapidly growing problem that results in millions of dollars in lost tax revenue each year. For government agencies to effectively fight fraud, they need powerful tools at their disposal. The LexisNexis® Tax Refund Investigative Solution leverages the largest repository of nationwide identity data and proprietary analytics to screen and verify tax refund requests.
With the Tax Refund Investigative Solution agencies can access billions of public records sources collected from thousands of reliable sources to establish identity-based filters, rather than only depending on their own rules and records. These additional filters provide a comprehensive picture or legacy view of a taxpayer's identity and help reveal and flag suspicious returns before improper payments are made.

Featured Capabilities

Get a Nationwide View
To authenticate identities you need a broad view, one that goes well beyond your tax data warehouse and offers visibility across state lines. LexisNexis® has the leading identity data repository in the country. It covers over 98% of the adult population in the U.S. and draws from over 10,000 sources of public records to greatly increase your chances of discovering fraudsters.

State-of-the-Art Identity Linking, Analytics and Scoring
The Tax Refund Investigative Solution is powered by world-class analytics. It detects fraudulent tax return refund requests by comparing personally identifiable information with billions of identity records from thousands of public records sources. It can uncover suspicious returns in a matter of minutes.

Multi-level Identity Authentication
If the Tax Refund Investigative Solution suspects a fraudulent submission, the individual will then be asked a series of identity authentication questions that require personal knowledge identity criminals do not have, such as familial relationships, former residences and vehicles possessed. The intuitive question sets are easy for consumers to verify and can be customized for adaptation to your agency’s risk policies, procedures and requirements.

Visual Analytics Dashboard
Built-in, easy-to-understand graphic tools make results more meaningful. Our analytics dashboard displays logical and insightful representations of data that help you easily spot connections between people, places and information. Understanding relationships is critical to the process of identifying potential fraudsters.

Prioritize Audits and Investigations
Leveraging sophisticated rules-based analytics, the Tax Refund Investigative Solution pinpoints suspicious refund requests and determines the cases most likely to have successful outcomes. You’re able to filter results and drill down into investigative data to inform and support decisions. The Tax Refund Investigative Solution also reduces the number of false positives and provides “suspicion scores” with transparent explanations to prioritize cases. 

How Your Agency Benefits

Combat Tax Fraud

Stop the fast-growing problems of tax refund identity fraud and stolen identity refund fraud.

Save Millions in Revenue

Stop the fast-growing problems of tax refund identity fraud and stolen identity refund fraud.

Improve Workflow Efficiency

Use analytical dashboards to assess situations and make data-driven decisions to maximize efficiency and allocation of resources.

Break Down Data Silos

Use analytical dashboards to assess situations and make data-driven decisions to maximize efficiency and allocation of resources.

Resources for Tax Refund Investigative Solution

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Detect fraudulent tax return refund requests

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Helping Agencies Combat Tax Refund Fraud

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How we helped 11 states save over $500m by preventing tax refund fraud

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Tax Refund Identity Research Report & Findings

Here’s what our clients are saying…

“States are looking for a fast, cost-effective approach they can easily integrate. The Tax Refund Investigative Solution achieves those goals, and I don't think anybody has a better database to compare information with than LexisNexis.”  

Julie P. Magee
Commissioner of the Department of Revenue
State of Alabama

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