Report Finds Widespread Fraud in Taxpayer ID Program

Mike Emanuel, Fox News, August 9, 2012

A recently released report shows widespread tax fraud in connection with the federal government’s Individual Taxpayer Identification Number program.

The U.S. Treasury inspector general report accuses the IRS of discouraging employees from reviewing applications for the ID numbers, which are generally from non-resident workers.

The inspector general specifically said there were 154 mailing addresses that were used 1,000 or more times on applications, including 15,795 numbers assigned to a Phoenix address.

The report, which evaluated the processing year 2011, also found inadequate controls can result in the numbers being assigned to people who have not proved their identity or foreign status, which can result in fraudulent tax returns.

The inspector general also found 10 individual addresses were used for filing 53,994 tax returns and receiving $86.4 million in fraudulent tax refunds. For example, 23,994 tax refunds totaling $46.3 million were issued to an address in Atlanta; and 2,507 tax refunds totaling $10.4 million were issued to an address in Oxnard, Calif.

In addition, the Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration reports found 10 bank accounts received 23,560 tax refunds totaling more than $16 million—including: 2,706 tax refunds issued to a single account totaling $7.3 million.

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  • How long can Whites take being made fools of? Makes you wonder who the stupid ones are.

    How many here have been raked over the coals by the IRS over $200?

    • Sherman_McCoy

      I’m just angry because my Swiss bank closed my Giro (sort of like a checking) account because they didn’t want to comply with new US reporting regulations.  Now, I have to pay bills in Switzerland from Germany.  Did I mention that it isn’t free?

      I sincerely doubt that the IRS has lost 5 Billion in revenues on US citizens working abroad not reporting their (obviously GENEROUS) interest payments. At last check, my bank pays .25% annually.

  • 2,507 returns to a house in 73.5% Mexican Oxnard?  I’m sure they were all legal citizens doing their part to enrich the USA.  Oxnard is an illegal alien sanctuary city.  They do have a Chick-Fil-A though, so I guess everything is ok then right?

  • FedUp

    Addresses, schmadresses.  Each stinking tax return has to have a social security number.  Where in heck are these blacks and hispanics GETTING THEM FROM? And why is it that the IRS doesn’t run the returns through a simple program to determine if the social security number was (1) valid, or if (2) it had already been used?  This smells like an inside job.  This could not happen without people on the inside acting as accomplices.  So guess how many blacks are employed by the IRS, hmmmm?

  • IRS told employees to ignore potential fraud in program used by immigrants

    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.

    The Treasury inspector general for tax administration said the IRS even eliminated some methods employees had used to figure out questionable refund requests, and that the agency doesn’t have the ability to verify applicants’ identity or foreign status.

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

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/8/irs-paid-out-billions-bogus-refunds-under-program-/

  • Illegal invading mexicans are robbing us blind and this government does nothing to stop it.

    • refocus

       The illegals are not robbing us.  It is being given to them on a silver platter.

  • Every Square Inch of our Skin is Covered with Blood Sucking Leaches and we’re now so dry of Blood, we’re dead white but here they are, still attached sucking on what little Blood our poor ‘ole little mostly dead bodies can still manage to produce.  It’s amazing.

    It is for stuff like this as to why they harp so loudly about “white” “supremacy/racism/nationalism” “problem”.  They’re desperate to keep quiet, the Blood Sucking and Lecherous Acts they’ve been committing against us ever since they’ve had the Privilege to live among us.

  • There doesn’t appear to be any better proof that our government has been corrupted by the “protected classes”, read that anyone other than white, traditional males and affected females. Whole families have been destroyed, businesses and life investments stripped from their rightful owners and worst yet, an entire country and way of life turned on its head. We have come so far from what was right and decent, there is nothing in our laws or culture that will allow us to return from where we came from, albeit militant action. And that is the elephant in the room that almost no one will discuss. I have run out of other ideas for a solution.

  • I call b.s.