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

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News, June 21, 2013

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 used 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 inspector general’s 2012 audit report on the IRS’s handling of ITINs was spurred by two IRS employees who went to members 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.


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 used a single Atlanta address.

The IRS, according to TIGTA, also assigned ITINs to 15,028 unauthorized aliens presumably using 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 in Morganton it would have meant that 38 percent of the town’s total population were unauthorized alien workers using a single address.


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  • Puggg

    Gee, that’s a whole lot of people living in the shadows coincidentally at very few physical addresses.

    • The__Bobster

      It sounds like an gubernatorial election in Washington State. Hundreds and hundreds of votes from an empty warehouse.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      I wish I was the landlord.

  • Easyrhino1

    If an individual working in the private sector cost their employer $46M they’d lose their job post haste.
    I wonder how many employees on the federal payroll will be terminated for their incompetence.

    • The__Bobster

      Errrrr, none? They might even receive awards.

    • Xerxes22

      Incompetence has nothing to do with it. Their computer systems easily caught this fraud.. But their supervisors told the workers to ignore it. Orders from the top. This administration is all about taking money from Whites and giving it to non-Whites.

  • The__Bobster

    This is the same gubmint that will do background checks on the ugly brown squat monster invaders seeking amnesty?

    Gubmint workers don’t give a damn whether they do they jobs well. They just want to get it over and done with.

    • jane johnson

      The IRS will also be in charge of administering Obamacare, and assessing penalties on those who do not comply. Ain’t life grand?

    • Jefferson

      With the exception of the military, C.I.A, and F.B.I, the vast majority of gubmint workers are very left wing.

      • RisingReich

        The FBI – really? Hmmmm… do know who runs the Justice Department right?

        • evilsandmich

          Yeah, the FBI train has left the station, and the rest of the government has it in for the CIA and the military.

      • Of course they’re left-wing. People who work for the government invariably want more government. This isn’t exactly rocket science!

  • Funruffian

    This makes me livid. I’m having trouble paying my taxes for the very first time in my life. Perhaps people like me can be pardoned due to the malfeasance in our government.

  • Erasmus

    And our leaders wonder why their approval rating is at a breathtakingly high 10%.
    (sarcasm off)

    • John

      These psychopaths aren’t “leaders”. They would be more aptly called “rulers” with all of the negative connotations such a title has accrued.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Of course, the IRS made NO attempt to look into this….24,000 checks sent to the same address?!! WTF!

    Yet, this same govt agency has a problem with Conservatives legally applying for a tax-exempt status.

    You can’t make up this crap…..Time for someone to be held accountable and ‘pay the price’–and stop coddling illegals.

  • Romulus

    What else is new? All week long I have to play nice with pompous gubmint fools. Its as if the entire crop of hippie tards from the sixties is everywhere. Its literally a rainbow nightmare of die-versity. Im rapidly approaching my limits of tolerance. A return to the private sector might very we’ll be in the near future.

  • The Final Solution

    America’s new third-world black-run government in action.

  • gemjunior

    So unbelievable and insane that there is little else to say about it except that the left has plummetted this country into the depths of hell. And most of the visible in-your-face changes have taken place during the last 4 years.

    • What else to say is of little relevance. What more to do is the only recourse for those who care not for anything you’ve said before or anything you could say in the future.

  • Alexandra1973

    One return for each alias?