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IRS missing billions in ID theft
AP/pioneer press ^ | 8-2-12 | josh lederman

Posted on 08/02/2012 8:19:31 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

WASHINGTON—The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years. The IRS is detecting far fewer fraudulent tax refund claims than actually occur, according to a government audit that warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system. Although the IRS detected about 940,000 fraudulent returns for last year claiming $6.5 billion in refunds, there were potentially another 1.5 million undetected cases of thieves seeking refunds after assuming the identity of a dead person, child or someone else who normally wouldn't file a tax return.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: billions; fraud; id; identitytheft; illegals; irs; obamacare; taxes; taxfraud; theft
just wait till they handle your healthcare!
1 posted on 08/02/2012 8:19:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system...

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No way really? Understatement of the month right behind Ostupids “you didn’t build that” and the Private sector “is doing fine”. 2 out of 3 isn’t to bad for King Kommie.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Mitt better grow a pair or this thing will be over soon.)
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To: TurboZamboni

One more reason to bulldoze every effing IRS building.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 8:25:26 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: JohnD9207

So the IRS is giving out money for fraudulent returns. They are giving out money to illegals claiming kids in Mexico and that don’t exist. They are giving out money refunds to Medicaire providers who owe back taxes. But..you and I are held to a high standard of accuracy and terror of making a small mistake. Boy are we suckers. Now they want us to trust them with more responsibilities.


4 posted on 08/02/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: JohnD9207

So the IRS is giving out money for fraudulent returns. They are giving out money to illegals claiming kids in Mexico and that don’t exist. They are giving out money refunds to Medicaire providers who owe back taxes. But..you and I are held to a high standard of accuracy and terror of making a small mistake. Boy are we suckers. Now they want us to trust them with more responsibilities.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 8:27:32 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: TurboZamboni

Adopt 9-9-9 and dump the IRS bureaucracy.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 8:36:06 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: TurboZamboni

And just wait ‘till the bureaucrats get their hands on healthcare!! You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!


7 posted on 08/02/2012 8:38:50 PM PDT by Spok
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To: entropy12

Hear, hear.

But wait, I have a better idea! Let’s put these same clowns in charge of health care for everyone.

Time to deconstruct Washington.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 8:40:54 PM PDT by One Name
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To: TurboZamboni

I’m having a hard time deciding who I want to make my healthcare decisions for me. Barry’s IRS (ObamaCare) or the Post Office. Maybe the MVD.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 8:45:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: entropy12

Instead we get a mix of 666 and the Marx Bros.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 8:51:36 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

“warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system.”

Just imagine the horror if this happened. /sarc


11 posted on 08/02/2012 9:05:48 PM PDT by Dan Zachary
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I don't know how all this fraud goes undetected before they give the money out. They actually denied a deduction many years ago for my daughter because I had written her SS# number wrong so they sent me a letter and I had to resubmit it. How come all these other people are stealing money but I had a digit wrong and they caught mine?
12 posted on 08/02/2012 9:17:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: TurboZamboni

Wait a couple of days. It will end up in zeros campaign fund.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 9:44:34 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: JohnD9207

Illegal immigration’s idenity theft, crime and scams is a wonderful thing for America!


14 posted on 08/02/2012 9:52:04 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TurboZamboni

I got mine!


15 posted on 08/02/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: funfan
"How come all these other people are stealing money but I had a digit wrong and they caught mine?"

These fraudulent returns are some form of money laundering. Remember the house in Louisiana with hundreds of companies getting Acorn funds?

16 posted on 08/03/2012 12:50:09 AM PDT by NoExpectations
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t forget the IRS that managed to overlook the millions and millions that Romney made while no returns were filed at all, and even worse, he has filed at least the last 2 years, and nothing has been done about the missing decade!


17 posted on 08/03/2012 1:10:33 AM PDT by Ex-Democrat Dean
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18 posted on 08/03/2012 5:21:20 AM PDT by bcsco
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19 posted on 08/03/2012 5:36:55 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni
"... could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system."

Huh? What "public trust" in the tax system???

20 posted on 08/03/2012 7:40:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: NoExpectations

So does this mean it is being done on purpose by the government?


21 posted on 08/03/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by funfan
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To: TheOldLady; bcsco; TurboZamboni; SaraJohnson

” The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, “

And just exactly what percentage of these thieves are illegal immigrants??

My guess is 50-75%


22 posted on 08/03/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep. :(


23 posted on 08/03/2012 11:14:40 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: funfan
"So does this mean it is being done on purpose by the government?"

Government lets cronies make all these fraudulent companies with a wink and a nod. These companies make donations back to the campaign coffers. You take care of me and I'll take care of you.

24 posted on 08/06/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by NoExpectations
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