I worked for the IRS from 1971 thru 1984 in civil compliance enforcement. I’ve worked with the IRS since 1984 as a CPA in private practice. During this entire period of almost 50 years the IRS has displayed a distinct “We don’t care” attitude about illegals and their impact on the tax system and innocent American citizens.
Their latest shrug involves refunds due to taxpayers claiming both the earned income credit and additional child tax credit. This combination of credits has a very high fraud rate and most of the fraud is committed by illegal aliens of Hispanic descent, the IRS knows this, but up until this year has done little or nothing to stop it.
This year they are holding up this type of refund until they “verify” all the dependants claimed on that tax return. I have a client claiming these credits and requesting a refund of almost $8000. She still doesn’t have the refund and her return was filed in early February. I’d bet $100 if she had a Hispanic surname she’d have had the refund in 2 weeks. The IRS thinks it’s OK to punish innocent legitimate taxpayers, but they won’t touch the democrat’s sacred cow illegals.