Just hours after being force to admit that they were hacked (by Russians apparently this time), and only a few months after the Lois Lerner email scandal, an inspector general’s report shows that The IRS has, believe it or not, continued to pay refunds on hundreds of thousands of fraudulent tax returns in recent years, and sent dozens of checks to the same addresses, including Russia, Eastern Europe and elsewhere. While some small progress has been made, $2.3 billion of real US taxpayer’s money was wrongfully refunded to fake US taxpayers… but with this new cyber-attack, the fraud number is expected to soar.
The report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration shows the Internal Revenue Service continued to pay refunds on hundreds of thousands of proven fraudulent tax returns in recent years, and sent dozens of checks to the same fraudulent addresses, and hundreds also went to the same bank accounts including in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. As The Wall Street Journal reports:
The new IG report says the IRS took steps for the 2013 filing season that resulted in “increased detection and prevention of identity theft tax returns.” But it said the agency continued to be hampered by several factors, including its inability to look at employer income data during the early weeks of the annual filing season.
The IG found that the IRS missed almost 800,000 fraudulent tax returns.
Stimulus is stimulus to the liberals no matter where the money goes or to whom. So they keep paying.
Simple solution – abolish IRS, go to a flat tax – no deduction, no refund, much lower taxes across the board and due to massive IRS incompetance and corruption more taxes will be collected. Less is more in this case.