Carol Miklos, executive director of the AIA in Vermont, said she was contacted by a member a week ago saying he wasn't able to file a federal income tax return.
said the member was informed by the Internal Revenue Service
that a return had already been filed with his
Social Security number.
On April 30, the Burlington Free Press
published a story saying at least 69 physicians and health care workers in the state had similar issues with their federal tax returns.
After reading that article, Miklos
said the member reached out to the AIA
to see if something similar was happening with the state's architects.
then alerted her
other members about the tax return incident.
"And then all of a sudden, I got a flurry of emails from what I'm guessing is about 40 people," she
Miklos said she didn't think architects were being specifically targeted in this case, as she's reached out to the heads of other state chapters of the AIA and none of them reported dealing with similar problems.