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4/1/2015 9:57:35 PM
BBKLaw Member #: 101276 Registered: 4/1/2015
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Company: The Law Office of Benjamin B. Kandy LLC Occupation: Attorney Location: Georgia
Re: Companies falsifying 1099's??
You might want to speak to an attorney with knowledge of employment law.

26 USC 7434 allows an individual to bring a lawsuit against "a person [who] willfully files a fraudulent information return with respect to payments purported to be made to any other person." A 1099 is an "informational return" covered by the law.

If a person sucesfully brings a claim under 26 USC 7434 they are entitled to the greater of $5,000 or a combination of actual damages (which include costs to fix any problems that come from the fraudulent returns), costs of the action, and attorney fees.

A good place to find an attorney in your area who knows about these types of laws is

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