Open Source Discovery featured in 2014 FTA Technology Conference

LTAS Technologies co-presented a topic “1099K and E-commerce Discovery : Not a Slam Dunk!” at the 2014 FTA Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon earlier this month. Minnesota Revenue presented the government perspective on how both open source and 1099K data compliment each other to bring you a complete picture of a taxpayer. LTAS was on…mm

Hawaii fights Expedia, Orbitz, etc. in tax non-compliance

The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation wins a $150M ruling in its favour to collect taxes owing from a consortium of online travel booking agencies led by Expedia, and Travelocity.  Hawaii has on its state tax books a General Excise Tax (GET) of 4% where a business must pay for the privilege of doing…mm

Access deleted, expired, archived Craigslist ads

So if you were looking for archives of old deleted, expired, flagged or archived Craigslist ads, you can use Harmari Search for Craigslist.  It is a repository of hundreds of millions of live and historic Craigslist ads, specially suited for investigative purposes.  Typical investigative applications include law enforcement insurance fraud tax and revenue motor vehicle…mm

Craigslist hides Contact information within ad

Recent changes to the Craigslist site have a major impact on how effective investigators can search for fraudulent and suspicious activity on the site. Firstly, any phone numbers that are displayed in the content of the ad are hidden from view. The reader has to click “show contact info” for the phone number to appear.…mm

Revenue enhancement using Harmari TaxCrawler

The phrase “revenue enhancement” is used by municipalities to describe the process of auditing existing businesses to find potential tax liabilities and collect on them.  Some part of the phrase also implies looking for businesses that are not filing their business taxes to the municipality at all, yet still conducting business within the city.  This…mm

Craigslist Odometer Discrepancy statistics

Below are some statistics generated from Craigslist autos ‘private sale’ ads where a VIN was provided, and the percentage of those VINs containing odometer discrepancies or invalid 17-digit VINs. Odometer discrepancy and invalid VIN data courtesy of Carfax. Craigslist raw data courtesy LTAS Technologies Inc LTAS is committed to the fight against odometer fraud. Contact…mm

$453 Million per year illegal auto recycling marketplace in the USA

Following up on the tremendous success of last year’s curbstoning study, LTAS released new statistics today corresponding to the second-hand auto parts marketplace in the USA. Data was collected from Dec. 1, 2013 – Mar. 1, 2014 for “auto parts – by owner” category, and illegal auto parts vendors were calculated by looking for 10+…mm