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  • Google Issuing Refunds to Advertisers Over Fake Traffic, Plans New Safeguard

    08/25/2017 10:30:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/25/17 | Lara O’Reilly
    Some advertisers question level of refunds, want more details about fraudulent traffic Google is issuing refunds to advertisers for ads bought through its platform that ran on sites with fake traffic, people familiar with the situation said, as the company develops a tool to give buyers more transparency about their purchases. In the past few weeks, Google has informed hundreds of marketers and ad agency partners about the issue with invalid traffic, known in the industry as “ad fraud.” The ads were bought using the company’s DoubleClick Bid Manager. Google’s refunds amount to only a fraction of the total ad...
  • IRS finally admits illegals can get back taxes under Obama amnesty

    06/04/2015 5:18:02 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has confirmed to Congress that illegal immigrants granted amnesty under President Obama’s new programs could claim back refunds even when they never filed returns to pay their taxes in the first place. Sen. Chuck Grassley, who had pressed Mr. Koskinen over the issue, released written responses Wednesday ... and, in fact, illegal immigrants granted the amnesty will now be able to claim refunds on tax returns they never even filed, thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit. “To clarify my earlier comments on EITC, not only can an individual amend a prior year return to claim...
  • City University Refunds Illegal Aliens Who Paid Out-of-State Tuition

    03/03/2015 9:13:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/3/15 | Breitbart
    City University of New York is returning thousands of dollars to about 150 immigrant students who live illegally in the U.S. and overpaid for their tuition. A student group called CUNY Dreamers told school officials late last year that many immigrant students from New York paid higher, out-of-state tuition even though they were eligible for in-state rates, a difference of about $4,000 per semester. A CUNY spokesman said administrators conducted a review of enrollments on CUNY’s 24 campuses and began the process of returning excess payments. New York is among 19 states that allow in-state tuition for immigrant students. Its...
  • IRS defends giving tax refunds to illegals who didn't pay any taxes

    03/03/2015 8:02:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/03/2015 | Rick Moran
    There's plenty to be mad about with Obama's executive orders on immigration. But this ruling by the IRS that illegal aliens who didn't pay any taxes or file a tax return can recieve a tax refund on monies they never paid is about as outrageous as a government action can get. Washington Times: The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability...
  • IRS EITC Refunds To Illegals Show Obama Amnesty Fraud

    02/06/2015 10:16:31 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    mmigration: Aliens granted executive amnesty by President Obama will be eligible for tax credits for the years they worked here illegally. But wasn't amnesty supposed to benefit the economy and not drain the U.S. Treasury? Subverting the Constitution to grant millions of illegal aliens work permits and freedom from deportation apparently isn't enough for the Obama administration. It now intends, through the Internal Revenue Service, to subvert the tax code to let these illegals collect billions in retroactive Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) payments. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, an unindicted co-conspirator in the cover-up of the IRS Tea Party targeting...
  • IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama

    02/03/2015 6:09:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama’s new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years. Illegal immigrants who are granted the amnesty will be given official Social Security numbers, which means they can go back and amend up to three years of previous tax forms to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, potentially claiming billions of dollars in additional payments they were ineligible for before the amnesty. Mr. Koskinen said they...
  • IRS Warns Of Delayed Refunds, Long Waits For Taxpayers & Possible Shutdown

    01/14/2015 12:22:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2015 | Kelly Phillips Erb
    With a week to go before tax season opens, taxpayers were already bracing for a potentially “miserable” filing season. It turns out that it could live up to the hype. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Koskinen has advised employees that the budget cuts will result in reduced services to taxpayers. In an email to employees sent earlier today, Commissioner Koskinen advised that “realistically we have no choice but to do less with less.” What does that mean for taxpayers? * Identity theft could increase. Despite the need for increased taxpayer protections against identity theft, the implementation of additional measures will...
  • Senate Democrats Choose Illegal Aliens Over Disabled Vets in Key Budget Vote

    12/18/2013 10:33:25 AM PST · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-18-2013 | John Urban
    Above: Illegal aliens made out like banditos thanks to Harry Reid and Senate Democrats. Disabled vets? Not so much.- They actually did it. They are on the record. Senate Democrats, led by their filibuster-slaying dictator Harry Reid, actually put the interests of illegal aliens above those of our disabled military veterans.Let that sink in for a moment. Now the details: The two-year budget deal brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, would cut military pensions by $6 billion over ten years. Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, joined by several others in his party, tried...
  • IRS refunded $4 billion to identity thieves last year, inspector general's report says

    11/07/2013 3:26:28 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 7, 2013
    The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday. The IRS sent a total of 655 tax refunds to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 refunds went to a lone address in Shanghai. In the U.S., more fraudulent returns went to Miami than any other city. Other top destinations were Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Houston.
  • IRS improperly paid out $132 billion in tax credits

    10/22/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    CBS. News.Com ^ | Oct. 20 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
    According to the report, improper payments in the past decade, from 2003 through 2012, totaled up to $132.6 billion dollars, peaking during the 2010 economic crisis at $18.4 billion dollars. The report says the IRS was unable to show it has taken proper steps to fix the problem after the inspector general flagged it in 2008. Here's how the tax credit works: low income working families get a credit that reduces their tax bill. The size of the credit depends on their income and number of children. If the credit is larger than what they owe, or they pay no...
  • IRS paid more than $110 billion in improper tax credits

    10/22/2013 11:51:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    AP - via Fox News ^ | October 22, 2013
    Treasury investigator says the Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than $110 billion in tax credits over the past decade to people who didn't qualify for them. The Earned Income Tax Credits were intended for poor working families. In a report released Tuesday, the IRS inspector general said more than one-fifth of all credits paid under the program went to people who didn't qualify.
  • IRS erroneously paid out $132.6 billion in tax credits since 2003

    10/22/2013 10:28:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 22, 2013 | Caroline May
    The Internal Revenue Service improperly paid up to $13.6 billion in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) last fiscal year alone, according to a government report. For the uninitiated, the EITC is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate-income individuals and families. An individual or family does not have to pay taxes to qualify for the credit, but must file a tax return. According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), the Internal Revenue Service’s rate of improper EITC payments for fiscal year 2012 was between 21 to 25 percent. That year, EITC payments totaled $62 billion. Inspector...
  • The Healthcare Act is really about confiscation of tax refunds

    10/18/2013 9:14:42 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Thought | 18 October 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Healthcare Act just forced upon Americans was pushed through with deceit by telling ignorant Americans they would receive healthcare at reasonable premiums. It turns out (as usual) that it was all a lie. What the Healthcare Act is, in fact, is a way to more thoroughly tax citizens without provoking a revolution. Millions of younger Americans never carried insurance because with good health they didn't need to. Now, the government is going to force EVERY adult to have healthcare. Many companies have dropped healthcare or have cut hours to 29 per week to not have to incur the costs...
  • IRS Sent $46 Million in Tax Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens

    06/24/2013 8:27:45 AM PDT · by kimtom · 25 replies ^ | Jun. 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    IRS Sent $46 Million in Tax Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens — All at the SAME Address in Atlanta The IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to an audit report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). However, the Atlanta address that received millions of dollars in refunds was not the only address apparently housing thousands of “unauthorized” aliens. In fact, it wasn’t even the only address in Atlanta that was claiming such a situation. The TIGTA audit...

    05/28/2013 10:39:29 AM PDT · by MrChips · 19 replies
    5/28/2013 | MrChips
    Forgive the original post, please, but there is something that keeps bothering me that I just need to vent. In all this scandal news surrounding the IRS, all the hours and hours of televised commentary about it, I have never once heard anybody mention the recent (and ongoing) scandal involving Identity Theft at the IRS. Not only have tens of thousands of people had their identities stolen via the use by others of their social security numbers to file returns . . . I am a victim, myself . . . but, it is also the case that billions of...
  • 13 Investigates: IRS Tax loophole

    05/11/2012 5:09:41 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 3 replies
    Indianapolis News Video ^ | 11 May 2012 | 13 Investigates
    Eyewitness News shows a massive tax loophole that provides billions of dollars in tax credits to undocumented workers and, in many cases, people who have never set foot in the United states.
  • Illinois out of money for income tax refunds

    06/29/2011 3:06:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    JPStar ^ | 6/28/2011 | Doug Finke
    SPRINGFIELD — With the start of a new budget year just two days away, thousands of Illinois businesses are still waiting for state income tax refunds dating back to 2009. The Illinois Department of Revenue said Tuesday it would end the fiscal year June 30 still owing about $620 million in business income tax refunds. As of June 21, the department still owed 7,572 business income tax refunds, although spokeswoman Sue Hofer said the number by the end of the month would be lower because some since have been paid. The oldest of the overdue refunds goes back to April...
  • Lax IRS Misspends Billions Each Year : Billions in refunds to people who don't deserve them

    02/17/2011 7:07:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/17/2011 | Clarice Feldman
    The Washington Examiner reports that the IRS failed its own audit, having been found to have made billions in refunds to people who don't deserve them using a program that by 2014 could result in $65 billion being given away to unqualified recipients. Federal auditors say a quarter of all checks sent out by the Earned Income Tax Credit program are undeserved, making it the second highest source of improper payments from the federal government. The EITC is a kind of reverse-tax program for low- and moderate- income individuals. If the federal tax credit is more than the amount of...
  • IRS Agent Accused of Stealing Tax Refunds (NY)

    12/17/2010 7:43:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 2+ views
    NBCNewYork ^ | 12-18-10
    *snip* Fern Stephens, a revenue officer at the Internal Revenue Service, is being charged by the U.S. Attorney's office for stealing more than $160,000 in unclaimed tax funds from 12 taxpayers, according to federal court documents. *snip* Stephens also allegedly took advantage of her position in the IRS to put in fake tax refund requests and transfers in an IRS computer system so the money would go right back to her or relatives and friends.
  • Crist Flip Flops Yet Again

    08/29/2010 1:26:37 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 13 replies ^ | 08/29/10 | CaroleL
    Florida Governor and US Senate candidate Charlie Crist is getting so good at changing positions on an issue, he can now do it within the same televised interview. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union program today, the no-party-affiliated candidate was asked if he would return campaign contributions given by Republican donors before he abandoned the GOP. Mr. Crist's first response: "we'll give it back to people who had asked for it." But just a moment later he said, "People gave money to a good cause, I'm going to spend it on a good cause and that's how I feel...