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IRS paid out billions in bogus refunds under program for immigrants
The Washington Times ^ | August 8, 2012 | Stepen Dinan

Posted on 08/08/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by jazusamo

Agency supervisors told employees to ignore red flags

The IRS has paid out as much as $5.2 billion in fraudulent tax refunds to immigrants, and ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of its mistakes, according to a new audit released Wednesday by the agency’s inspector general.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said identity theft fraud could cost the government $21 billion over the next five years unless the IRS takes steps to crack down on the bogus use of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) which are issued to immigrants — legal and illegal — in lieu of Social Security numbers, so they can pay taxes.

“TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications,” said J. Russell George, the inspector general.

IRS officials said they have already taken some steps to try to combat identity theft fraud, and disputed the potential $21 billion cost to taxpayers.

The auditors took a closer look at fraud after being prompted by senators, who said they’d heard complaints from IRS employees that their warnings were being ignored.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; corruption; fraud; identitytheft; ig; illegals; irs

1 posted on 08/08/2012 2:09:56 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Could cost the GOVERNMENT? But the government does not care, because they will just get more money from wherever they get money. And this might help to get votes for the Dems.

2 posted on 08/08/2012 2:13:35 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: jazusamo

Work my @$$ off to witness year after year after year Uncle Sugar pissing away our hard earned dollars on all manner of things.

Government from municipal, county, state and federal should be slashed an automatic 10%. Every department, every pet project, every salary, every pension....

That’s just for starts.

3 posted on 08/08/2012 2:15:03 PM PDT by servantboy777
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I've little doubt it's been ignored because of possible votes for Zer0.
4 posted on 08/08/2012 2:15:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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5 posted on 08/08/2012 2:16:23 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jazusamo


6 posted on 08/08/2012 2:18:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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Nothing "costs the government" anything. On the other hand, things like this do cost its taxpayers a bunch.
7 posted on 08/08/2012 2:18:38 PM PDT by Bob
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To: jazusamo

And they want these MORONS to run health care?!

8 posted on 08/08/2012 2:25:22 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Doogle
Thanks much for that link.

I'd normally start out by saying “unbelievable” but it's all too believable.

Any IRS people that that Treasury Dept IG talked to about this and undeniably took no action should be prosecuted, of course we know that won't happen.

9 posted on 08/08/2012 2:28:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: servantboy777

The English are more straightforward. Financial matters are always labeled, when assets: `Her Majesty’s Treasury;’ and when debits: the `public debt.’
The big difference is that they only have a few dozen royal free loaders (and admittedly, their share of dead weight) while we have several dozen million homegrown `carriage riders’ and now several million of Mexico’s deadhead overflow.
Slow down, make less, cut back—starve the beast.
Uncle Sugar can only live on charge cards for so long.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 2:29:32 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Bob

This is what 0bama and the democrats call “investing”. These investments are stimulating somebody, but not me.

11 posted on 08/08/2012 2:29:50 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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IRS missing billions in ID theft / AP | 8/2/2012 | Josh Lederman / FR Posted by MrChips

WASHINGTON—The IRS Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Dept 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 govt 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.

In one glaring example, investigators found a single address in Lansing, Mich., used to file 2,137 separate tax returns. The IRS issued more than $3.3 million in refunds to that address.

Three addresses in Florida, the epicenter of the identity theft crisis, filed more than 500 returns totaling more than $1 million in refunds for each address.

In another troubling scenario, hundreds of refunds were deposited into the same bank account—--a red flag for investigators searching for ID thieves-- who may be filing for refunds for multiple people. In one instance, the IRS deposited 590 refunds totaling more than $900,000 into one account. (Excerpt) Read more at ...


US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits

According to the US Dept of Treasury’s Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million.

This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.


REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.

Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.


ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.

<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.

<><> Another illegal used multiple identites to bilk UI systems of some $3.5 million.

Over and above latino drug trade income and the $$$zillions they're leeching off US taxpayers, they got scams up the kazoo: numerous latino identity brokers are selling fake driver's licenses, passports, EITC applications----two Texas latinos travel the US setting up "one-stop shops" in motels using highly sophisticated tech to mfg a myriad of fake US documents which "impoverished" illegals buy for several thousand dollars----including birth certificates, Social Security cards, driver's licenses----for any state in the US------ passports and resident alien cards.

At one point, the US State Dept would not accept passports from a NJ passport office (run by a latino) b/c they were mostly fraudulent.

12 posted on 08/08/2012 2:31:21 PM PDT by Liz
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To: jazusamo

Social justice for foreigners. They’re not as lucky as you, so get used to it.

Stolen tax dollars for wealth redistribution by lifetime paid-insured-pensioned Government workers.

The tree is thirsty.

13 posted on 08/08/2012 2:33:46 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers.....)
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To: jazusamo

This could be characterized as a GOTV effort by the Democrats. Just a few billion to illegals who will vote in November for their sugar daddy.

14 posted on 08/08/2012 2:40:08 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: jazusamo

Click to enlarge...

15 posted on 08/08/2012 2:44:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

Ramirez is dead on the money, that’s exactly what Zer0 is doing to our southern border.

16 posted on 08/08/2012 2:53:31 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
It's what they're all doing to our southern border.

This is a natural progression, and they're all complicit.  The Republicans are in bed with the worst people in our nation on this one.

It's only one of a number of things they totally agree on.

17 posted on 08/08/2012 3:05:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Nope 2012)
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18 posted on 08/08/2012 3:30:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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