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IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address
CNS NEWS ^ | 6-21-2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 06/21/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing

June 21, 2013

IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

Terence P. Jeffrey

(CNSNews.com) - The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers, included an address in Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; an address in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; an address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; an address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.

Since 1996, the IRS has issued what it calls Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to two classes of persons: 1) non-resident aliens who have a tax liability in the United States, and 2) aliens living in the United States who are “not authorized to work in the United States.”

The IRS has long known it was giving these numbers to illegal aliens, and thus facilitating their ability to work illegally in the United States. For example, the Treasury Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999—nearly fourteen years ago—specifically drew attention to this problem.

“The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to undocumented aliens to improve nonresident alien compliance with tax laws. This IRS practice seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry,” TIGTA warned in that long-ago report.

The inspector general’s 2012 audit report on the IRS’s handling of ITINs was spurred by two IRS employees who went to member of Congress "alleging that IRS management was requiring employees to assign Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) even when the applications were fraudulent.”

In an August 2012 press release accompanying the audit report, TIGTA said the report “validated” the complaints of the IRS employees.

“TIGTA’s audit found that IRS management has not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Even more troubling, TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications.”

In addition to the 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 that the IRS sent to a single address in Atlanta, the IG also discovered that the IRS had assigned 15,796 ITINs to unauthorized aliens who presumably resided at a single Atlanta address.

The IRS, according to TIGTA, also assigned ITINs to 15,028 unauthorized aliens presumably living at a single address in Dallas, Texas, and 10,356 to unauthorized aliens presumably living at a single address in Atlantic City, N.J.

Perhaps the most remarkable act of the IRS was this: It assigned 6,411 ITINs to unauthorized aliens presumably using a single address in Morganton, North Carolina. According to the 2010 Census, there were only 16,681 people in Morganton. So, for the IRS to have been correct in issuing 6,411 ITINS to unauthorized aliens at a single address Morganton it would have meant that 38 percent of the town’s total population were unauthorized alien workers using a single address.

TIGTA said there were 154 addresses around the country that appeared on 1,000 or more ITIN applications made to the IRS.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: Georgia
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1 posted on 06/21/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Tis but an accounting error.


2 posted on 06/21/2013 5:03:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

That must be one long line to use the bathroom in the morning


3 posted on 06/21/2013 5:04:46 PM PDT by digger48
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To: smoothsailing

WHAT THE GD EFFINg eff?????????????????????????


4 posted on 06/21/2013 5:05:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: cripplecreek

Obviously they weren’t associated with any conservative religious groups or tea party groups, otherwise they wouldn’t have gotten any refunds.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 5:05:38 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: cripplecreek

I know in my home state mexican families live together in one house.
But 20k seems excessive!


6 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:14 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: smoothsailing

And soon they’ll be handling obamacare.

What could possibly go wrong?


7 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:21 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: smoothsailing

If the Gang of Ocho has their way this issue goes away, as they will no longer be illegal.


8 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:25 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died, now Obama covers up the lies.)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe if they weren’t so busy snooping out conservatives, someone would have paid attention.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:29 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s an average of 1933 per check.


10 posted on 06/21/2013 5:08:16 PM PDT by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: smoothsailing

No one in Congress cares.

Cummings and McConnell have said it is OVER meaning
the payoffs are in, and ANYONE speaking up will be
audited if not snuffed.

This may not end well.


11 posted on 06/21/2013 5:08:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: smoothsailing

The DNC getting ready for the next election.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 5:08:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: smoothsailing

Well, but the IRS must have done a good job on this, they’re getting some nice bonuses.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: smoothsailing
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, an IRS Director gets a six figure "bonus" for all this.
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14 posted on 06/21/2013 5:10:12 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: smoothsailing

this does not give me warm fuzzies.


15 posted on 06/21/2013 5:11:04 PM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: smoothsailing

Sounds like it continued through eight years of the Jorge W. Bush administration as well.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 5:12:36 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: smoothsailing

Too bad the government doesn’t have advanced computer software that can track things like names and addresses and throw an alarm if too many refunds go to the same questionable address.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 5:12:59 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: smoothsailing

What does the house owner’s cut?


18 posted on 06/21/2013 5:13:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Track9

But thankfully, when they’re legalized, they won’t be getting refunds anymore. They’ll be paying taxes like the rest of us. /s


19 posted on 06/21/2013 5:14:08 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: UCANSEE2

The fact that the poor mailman need fifteen trucks per
day to deliver the checks to a single address appears to
have had the same impact as the BOSTON terrorists’ families’
and Russia’s pre-warnings.

NOTHING TO SEE. The invasion by al Qaeda after the
911 Atrocities is on.


20 posted on 06/21/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: UCANSEE2

The fact that the poor mailman need fifteen trucks per
day to deliver the checks to a single address appears to
have had the same impact as the BOSTON terrorists’ families’
and Russia’s pre-warnings.

NOTHING TO SEE. The invasion by al Qaeda after the
911 Atrocities is on.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 5:14:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Hotlanta Mike

no one has programmed the database to notice more than one check going to the same address???


22 posted on 06/21/2013 5:14:33 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: smoothsailing

“The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga”

That’s a flippin’ crime by the IRS. Georgia needs to send SWAT teams to the homes of these IRS criminals in the middle of the night. If you can’t do that, get on your knees to be fitted for chains.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:01 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: smoothsailing

If George Washington were president now, there wouldn’t be any rope left in any hardware store in the nation by now. Just damn..


24 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:32 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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sfl


25 posted on 06/21/2013 5:18:31 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: digger48
That must be one long line to use the bathroom in the morning

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26 posted on 06/21/2013 5:20:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

You’d think that an ordinary computer program would filter these claims out.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 5:20:29 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: smoothsailing

Oy Vey!

They can keep track of my boring emails and blog posts but fail to notice millions in tax refunds going to the same address!?


28 posted on 06/21/2013 5:20:34 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: smoothsailing

If 5,000 people showed up at the Treasury Department DEMANDING the Citizen’s Arrest of the IRS Commissioner for allowing this to happen, what would happen? And I don’t mean ask, I mean D*E*M*A*N*D.

March in, take him into custody, and deliver him to the Justice Department.

What would they do?


29 posted on 06/21/2013 5:21:24 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: smoothsailing

What a great boost to the US economy. Times are good and looking better- day by day.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 5:21:35 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Mr. K
no one has programmed the database to notice more than one check going to the same address???

Must have missed covering that at the line dancing school/vacation/party down/seminar/ get together they attended that we paid for.

They might cover that on the next one or maybe not.

31 posted on 06/21/2013 5:23:00 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy......Nuff said.)
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To: smoothsailing
For those who don't know.....

Non-white immigrants and native born Blacks make up almost 44% of Georgia's population.

When Amnesty passes, Georgia will vote Democrat.

32 posted on 06/21/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Conserev1

Not surprised at all to see Palm Beach Gardens on the list. They are Guatemalans, not Mexicans.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 5:28:57 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

Does it really matter who is who? Theft is theft and you paid for it!


34 posted on 06/21/2013 5:31:21 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Who’s to say that MUCH of that loot didn’t actually wind up in the pockets of IRS agents scamming the system through alias names? I do not believe they mindlessly pumped that much money to one address unless there was something in it for a lot of the agents themselves! And since NOTHING that IRS agents do EVER gets punished, and there’s NO discernable accountability, I believe it all the more.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 5:32:45 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: umgud

That’s far more likely.


37 posted on 06/21/2013 5:39:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Rofl!


38 posted on 06/21/2013 5:41:57 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: smoothsailing

Hey Senor. I don’t think we are going to be able to afford 33.1 million more illegal aliens cruising along the FreeWay to “Citizenship”.


39 posted on 06/21/2013 5:43:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain and "The Flake" have got to go.)
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To: umgud

That’s exactly what they are. At one time we employed guys with TIN numbers, but you have to assume that they got every penny of witholding and then a LOT more back every year.


40 posted on 06/21/2013 5:45:12 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: smoothsailing

Now how did they catch my little 7-cent error but not this!


41 posted on 06/21/2013 5:47:27 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: Tucker39

Claiming multiple offices at one small building is an SEIU ACORN scam and I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what was going on here with IRS complicity.


42 posted on 06/21/2013 5:49:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

most of them getting IRS refunds might be phony earned income tax credits and forms filled out where you lie and claim seven dependents in Mexico


43 posted on 06/21/2013 5:50:56 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: smoothsailing

Incompetence is just one more reason to abolish the IRS.


44 posted on 06/21/2013 5:53:59 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (Never wear anything that panics the cat. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: smoothsailing

Sen. Reid Blocks Ban on $4 Billion Illegal Immigrant Tax Credit Loophole

A bill that would close an IRS tax credit loophole that allows the IRS to funnel over $4 billion to illegal immigrants is being held up by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV). Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, has been vocal in his disdain for the blatant misuse of taxpayer monies: I’m disappointed that the Majority Leader objected to our effort today to prevent billions in tax credits from being wrongly sent to illegal immigrants claiming they have dependents, many of whom do not live in...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/23/Sen-Reid-Blocking-Ban-On-4-Billion-Illegal-Immigrant-Tax-Credit-Loophole?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

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45 posted on 06/21/2013 5:56:10 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: smoothsailing

IRS agents should go to prison for this.


46 posted on 06/21/2013 5:56:59 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe the time has come that those of us that work our butts off just quit paying these rotten bassturds until the agency is totally abolished. What a sorry azz frickin’ joke they are. Administer odongocare...hilarious!!!!


47 posted on 06/21/2013 5:57:51 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: Mr. K

Not if it’s going into the DNC coffers...


48 posted on 06/21/2013 5:58:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: smoothsailing

This ought to reduce those millions given in bonuses each year.


49 posted on 06/21/2013 5:59:22 PM PDT by deport
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To: Bryan24

They’d audit all 5000 of you the next day...and have you in jail by noon. Tyranny rules!


50 posted on 06/21/2013 6:02:08 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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