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IRS knowingly sends Billions in Fraudulent Refunds to Illegal Immigrants

SukieTawdry Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 2:37 PM
I don't get this. Didn't Congress years ago make a rule that tax filers claiming dependent children would have to supply social security numbers for them? (As I recall, after rule went into effect, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dependent children mysteriously disappeared from the tax rolls.) So, where are these kid's social security numbers? Are the fraudulent filers making them up? The IRS says it's not their job to determine which filers are "undocumented." Okay, fair enough. But isn't it their job to determine the validity of social security numbers before sending out billions of dollars in child credit refunds??
Andrew292 Wrote: Mar 30, 2013 5:28 PM
It's not there job? Any SSN that starts with "9" is one of those ITIN's. It means that the person is an undocumented foreign national. That's what is appalling about this. They are deliberately ignoring their own data.

A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an "additional child tax credit" for children who don't even live in the U.S.

Further, the IRS and Congress have been ignoring the scheme for years.  The Inspector General's office has repeatedly identified the problem in audit after audit.  The IG, Russell George says, "The magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially," but the IRS is doing nothing to stop it.

"It's so easy it's ridiculous," the tax preparer whistleblower who exposed the fraud admits.  Names...