The Internal Revenue Service is sending out billions of your tax dollars to illegal aliens and to fraudsters.
Last week we reported that billions in fraudulent refunds were being sent out to criminals using stolen Social Security numbers. And, now there is renewed interest in an Inspector General Report we told you about last summer, here.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that on top of it all, employees are discouraged from ferreting out the fraudsters and notifying the legitimate owners of Social Security numbers. (Hat tip: Judy)
And, this is the agency that will be overseeing the fines in Obamacare!
Child tax credit payments to illegal immigrants have quadrupled in the past five years as a result of President Obama’s stimulus package and the Internal Revenue Service’s refusal to pursue instances of fraud, a new study shows. The IRS is also failing to inform citizens that illegal immigrants have stolen their Social Security Numbers.
The IRS paid out $7.4 billion in tax refunds to illegal immigrants in 2012, quadruple the $1.7 billion paid out in 2007, according to a new report by Senate Republicans. The report was released as Treasury Department Inspector General J. Russell George revealed that the tax agency has allowed tax breaks for illegal immigrants and other areas of fraud to continue under the Obama administration.
“[The Inspector General of Tax Administration] found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications,” George told the Washington Times.
The IG studied returns for the 2010 tax year and found that $4.2 billion had been issued to ineligible workers. They have been aided in part by the 2009 stimulus bill, which eased eligibility requirements for the tax breaks. More than 2 million illegal workers claimed the credit in 2010, a 46 percent increase over 2008. The government paid out $4.2 billion to illegal filers, double 2008’s $2.1 billion price tag.
The child tax credit is one of the most popular loopholes to exploit, according to the report.
The report also states that citizens have been placed at further risk because the IRS does not notify taxpayers when illegal immigrants have compromised their Social Security numbers.
CASA de Maryland gets your money to teach illegals how to file!
For Marylanders, adding insult to injury, the Treasury Department is giving thousands in grant money to CASA de Maryland to run “low income taxpayer clinics” to teach illegal immigrants how to properly file their returns!
And, funny thing is, if you go to the most recent Form 990 for CASA that covers this period, they are listing NO government grants on page 9. How can that be?