Skip to comments.IRS told employees to ignore potential fraud in program used by immigrants
Posted on 08/09/2012 4:29:03 AM PDT by smokingfrog
IRS supervisors ignored employees who tried to warn agency higher-ups of fraud in a program designed to collect taxes from immigrants, resulting in the agency paying out potentially bogus refunds, according to an official audit released Wednesday.
The Treasurys inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) said the IRS is too focused on getting out refunds quickly rather than getting them only to qualified taxpayers. Auditors also said the agency eliminated some methods employees had used to figure out questionable refund requests and doesnt have the right training or tools to screen out bogus identity documents when immigrants apply for taxpayer numbers.
TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications, said J. Russell George, the inspector general.
In the wake of the finding, one congressman called on the IRS commissioner to resign.
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You Right Wing Nuts can rest assured that we will take this matter just as seriously as we do allegations of voter fraud, voter intimidation, gun running, illegal immigration, and other violations of the Constitution and duly enacted laws.
These are organized theft rings. They are probably politically connected and are protected by politicians. Any government employee who interferes with this fraud will probably get bad reviews and damage his career.
I wonder how much in kickbacks Democrat politicians get out of this.
REFERENCE Treasury Dept investigators 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 just one example, investigators found a single address in Lansing, Mich, was used to file 2,137 separate tax returns. The IRS issued more than $3.3 million in refunds to that address.
Florida is the epicenter of the identity theft crisis (a state overrun with latinos---many of whom are Cuban---who are also involved in massive Medicare/Aid fraud). Just three addresses in Florida 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.
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REFERENCE 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.
REFERENCE US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasurys 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 ILLEGAL ARRESTED FOR SELLING FORGED W-2 FORMS WITH STOLEN SS NOS
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.
We will never again be a truly FREE people for so long as we continue to abide the communist inspired income tax and the IRS!
The IRS should be abolished. It is nothing but a political agency used to further the ends of the Socialists in our government. It is used to punish their critics and reward their special interest groups.
A flat tax should be collected from everyone who lives within the borders of our country. No one should be exempt, from the poorest to the richest.
The Romans did this and lasted for centuries before they got too fat, lazy and corrupt to defend their borders.
That’s a whole lotta fraud going on. I wonder if ACORN is involved?
Fill out your returns in sloppy handwriting that cannot be scanned. Don’t use electronic methods. File amended returns and quarterly payments for trivial amounts. Paralyze the IRS, bury them in too much paperwork to handle.
It really is that simple.
IRS Obama lackeys will point to this as precedence...
now shut up and pay your taxes so illegals can send it back to MX.
“Courts: Using another’s SSN not a crime”
Uncle Sugar, yet again puts foreign interest over that of the American citizen.
No wonder so many Americans loathe the government.
They grope us at the airport, send unmanned drones to the skies to keep an eye on us, try to tell us what to drive, eat or drink, monumental financial mismanagement, miserably fail to protect the borders, allow illegals to suck the juice of life from our country, bail out wealthy financiers, bankers, corporate execs to the tune of trillions after they too mismanaged their corporations......then, tax us some more.
Now, we get Romney. Yea, this’ll show’em who's boss.
Every person should receive a 3x5 card in the mail by The last day of January every year. It would have 2 lines.......
$__________. 10%. Send it in.
Destroy the system to create a worse one. When Obama is through, things will be such shambles that usefull idiot Republicans will join the collaborators to push a Dream Act and Amnesty.
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