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24K Illegals Got $46M In Refunds At One Address

From CNS News:

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

By Terence P. Jeffrey | June 21, 2013

(CNSNews.com) – 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 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 General’s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999—nearly fourteen years ago—specifically drew attention to this problem…

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.

TIGTA said there were 154 addresses around the country that appeared on 1,000 or more ITIN applications made to the IRS.

And legalizing illegal aliens is not going to stop this kind of criminal activity. In fact, it will probably just encourage it.

Still, to be fair, the IRS was probably too busy making sure no Tea Party organizations were getting tax exemptions to crack down on these scamps.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “24K Illegals Got $46M In Refunds At One Address”

  1. Noyzmakr

    Not only is the bureaucracy corrupt, they are highly incompentent nincompoops.

    This has to be by design. No one is this stupid. Are they?

    • Petronius

      It is lucky for us that they are so incompetent.

      Otherwise the degree of abuse and intrusion into our lives would certainly be far greater.

  2. yadayada

    this is not incompetence. it is by design. this is the nuts and bolts of money laundering. I doubt there were that many actual individual people receiving the money. it is more likely small organizations similar to ACORN and la raza, or it could even be criminal gangs (much difference?). once a couple of folks get away with it, heaps will jump on the gravy train. that’s why the dems are currently in charge.

  3. merkelerk

    If the mainstream media cared to look a little deeper, I would bet they would find that a large portion of this money went directly to democrat campaign funding.

  4. Helena

    Geez Louise: “The IRS has long known it was giving these numbers to illegals, thus facilitating their working illegally in the US. For example, the Treasury IG’s Semiannual Report to Congress of Oct. 29, 1999 — nearly fourteen years ago — specifically drew attention to this problem…”

    14 years ago. I have no words. And yes, merkelerk, undoubtedly a direct pipeline to Dem funding.




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