Peter, an electronics technician in New York, is telling the Internal Revenue Service that he earned $8,676 in 2005. He expects an $815 refund.
Robert, a Pennsylvania construction worker, earned $24,833 in 2004. Last year, he asked that the IRS send his $2,119 refund to his checking account.
Andrew and Elizabeth, a married couple in Connecticut, jointly earned $67,638. Their tax return lists the names and Social Security numbers of their daughters, too. The couple donated to their church ($500), an evangelical organization ($25) and a Bible club ($25).
How do I know that? Copies of their tax returns, along with others', sat on my desk last week. They were downloaded without the knowledge of their owners from their personal computers. ...