6/24/2013 PAPA says: there are programs that businesses uses that reveals that the company has made duplicate payments or more than once. If this program can do this for businesses then why can't IRS have a program that reveals if more than one check is being sent to the same address & kick the checks out for "hands-on" inspection and questions...because, no one cares is what the issue is ...it is just MONEY, your MONEY as taxes keep going higher and higher to cover this stupid business practice. Time for you, The TAXPAYERS, write your Congress person letting them know you are no longer going to support such an inefficient operation such as the IRS, bonsues of millions, conferences costing millions, payment to non-citizens of this country, illegals, etc...just makes you go ouch as to why so many are on food stamps...one of my long time friends who worked for HR Block related to me that people would come in with a fist full of social security cards and split the cards between the two of them right there in front of the preparer to file tax returns to get that unearned income credit to the maximum amount allowed...people wake up, call your congress person letting them know you are no longer tolerating this abuse of the government...they make us be accountable so who should be more accountable than the people...My Opinion, Flo, PAPA
Demonstrators with the Tea Party protest the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeting of the Tea Party and similar groups during a rally called â€˜Audit the IRSâ€™ outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, June 19, 2013. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
The IRSÂ sent more than $46 million in tax refundsÂ to 23,994 â€œunauthorizedâ€ alien workers who all listed the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to anÂ audit reportÂ 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 â€œunauthorizedâ€ aliens. In fact, it wasnâ€™t even the only address in Atlanta that was claiming such a situation.
The TIGTA audit report, published last year at the request of members of Congress, revealed 10 addresses in the U.S. that were issued anywhere from 1,846 to 23,994 tax refunds each. Four of those 10 addresses were located in Atlanta.
CNSNews.comÂ breaks down the report:
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 IGâ€™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.
TheBlaze has reviewed theÂ audit report, posted on the Treasury Departmentâ€™s website, to confirm the information in CNSNews.comâ€™s report.
The TIGTA report explains that the IRS since 1996 has been issuing what it calls Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to both non-resident aliens who have tax liability in the U.S. and illegal aliens living in the U.S. but who are â€œnot authorized to work in the country.â€
Washington has apparently been aware of the problem for the better part of a decade.
â€œThe 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 Generalâ€™s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999â€”nearly fourteen years agoâ€”specifically drew attention to this problem,â€ CNSNews.com explains.
Hereâ€™s what that nearly 14-year-old report warned: â€œThe 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 Serviceâ€™s (INS) mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry.â€
Yet, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the IRS assigned 15,028 unauthorized aliens ITINs at the same address in Dallas, Texas, and 10,356 ITINs at the same address in Atlantic City, N.J.
However,Â CNSNews.comâ€™s Terence P. JeffreyÂ says this is the â€œmost remarkableâ€ act by the IRS:
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 townâ€™s total population were unauthorized alien workers using a single address.
There were a total of 154 addresses across the U.S. that appeared on 1,000 or more ITIN applications submitted to the IRS, according to the TIGTA.
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