Skip to comments.Tax Scam: IRS Pays Out $3.3 Million To One Lansing Address Last Year
Posted on 08/06/2012 10:18:36 AM PDT by george76
The IRS pays out billions in fraudulent tax refunds, and Lansing is at the top of the list.
The IRS paid out more than $3 million in refunds to one address in Lansing. The IRS has not disclosed that address, but according to a new report issued by the IRS Inspector General, someone filed more than 2100 separate tax returns using that address, and received $3.3 million in fraudulent refunds.
The inspector general says identity thieves filing bogus tax returns got more than $5 billion in refunds last year. The inspector general also says the problem is so rampant., the IRS could pay out as much as $21 billion in fraudulent tax refunds over the next five years.
But even when the government realizes it has been scammed, the inspector general says there's not much that can be done to get the money back.
"The tax thieves or the identity thieves have learned that if they file tax returns early in the tax filing season, before a legitimate taxpayer has the opportunity to do so, they can preempt the legitimate taxpayer's refund
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Please list state as I do not wish to go to the media site to get it.
These fools want to manage your health care
So how do the identity thieves know how much of a refund is due? Or doesn’t the IRS check that?
And Mexican identity thieves won’t be deported so they can keep filing bogus returns.
The station is in Michigan. The story just says Lansing. I didn’t have to go to the site to know they meant the cesspool (sorry to the 1 or 2 freepers that might live there) known as Lansing MI.
Lansing is the capital of the U.S. State of Michigan
You can submit pretty much anything you want to the IRS. It’s only when you get to the audit do they as “is this true?”
Maybe we should require Picture ID for IRS Tax Refunds!
” You can submit pretty much anything you want to the IRS. “
E-filing makes that much easier - we’re no longer required to include hard-copy W-2s, so the unscrupulous can fabricate any number they want... (And low-dollar short-form returns have roughly zero percent chance of even being looked at, beyond the arithmetic check...)
These fools want to manage your health care AND, they want to raise our taxes so they can waste more of our money. This is absurd and people are sick of slobbering government mismanagement of our hard earned dollars.
They could start by matching the name and address to the account the funds are wired to to the information on the 1040.
I usually get a small refund, and the IRS takes a couple of months to check it, and sometimes make minor corrections.
So, how do they send $3 million to thousands of fake people at the same address without noticing it? All this stuff goes into their computer system, and it wouldn’t be hard to catch this kind of thing.
Evidently, they don’t want to catch it. They only go after the real taxpayers, and use their money to pay off the illegals and crooks who can be counted on to vote Democrat.
Pretty broad brush dude! West Lansing (Delta Township and Eaton County) is pretty darned conservative. The inter-city is liberal.
You paint with a pretty broad brush dude! West Lansing (Eaton County, & Delta Township) are quite conservative. The inter-city is liberal.
the same can be said about Minneapolis. I call that city a cesspool to.
The sheer incompetence is stunning!