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IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs - ITIN Program
« on: August 09, 2012, 02:36:28 pm »
Covered by AJ today:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/08/us-usa-tax-tigta-idUSBRE8771PR20120808
IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs: watchdog report
WASHINGTON | Wed Aug 8, 2012 7:27pm EDT
 
(Reuters) - The Internal Revenue Service has recently issued thousands of tax identification numbers to ineligible people and, in some cases, IRS managers condoned the practice, the tax collection agency's watchdog said on Wednesday.
 
The accusation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, or TIGTA, comes at a time of intense national debate about illegal immigrants, many of whom apply for and get taxpayer ID numbers instead of Social Security numbers.

After the report was released, a handful of Republican lawmakers slammed the IRS over its management of the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program.

"The appalling management of the ITIN program is a clear example of failed leadership and the buck must stop with you," Republican Congressman Sam Johnson said in a letter to IRS commissioner Doug Shulman on Wednesday.

The IRS said in a statement it is reviewing the problem to make changes ahead of next year's tax filing season.

U.S. workers who are not citizens and do not have Social Security numbers can get an ID number from the IRS that they can use to file a tax return
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The IRS in 2011 processed more than 2.9 million tax returns with tax ID numbers and not Social Security numbers, TIGTA said. These tax filings resulted in $6.8 billion of tax refunds.
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An estimated 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States in 2010.

TIGTA said in a report last year that individuals not authorized to work in the United States received $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits.
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The IRS in June announced changes to the ID program in June, saying applicants must provide original documents, such as a passport or birth certificate, to get an ID number.

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Illegals Flocking to 3 states(WA,UT,NM) to get ID's

http://www.cis.org/articles/2002/back1202.pdf
http://www.cis.org/articles/2002/back1202.html
Giving Cover to Illegal Aliens - IRS Tax ID Numbers Subvert Immigration Law
October 2002

Through its issuance of Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITINs), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appears to be blind or indifferent to the reality that it has:

created an official U.S. tax number that illegal aliens are using as identification, thereby making it easier for them to meld unnoticed into our society;

endangered homeland security by issuing ITINs to illegal aliens, without adequately ensuring that they are denied to terrorists, criminals on the FBI database, and those under deportation notices;

exceeded its traditional role as a tax receiver and processor by marketing the ITIN to illegal immigrant communities;

failed to provide adequate safeguards to prevent illegal aliens from receiving tax benefits to which they are not entitled;

subverted U.S. immigration laws by withholding information from the INS and SSA about fraudulent activity of illegal aliens;

provided an ID vehicle that advocates hope will be used to "regularize" illegal aliens; and

withheld from public review data that is relevant to determining the economic contribution of illegal aliens to U.S. society.
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the IRS, a division of the Treasury Department, is simultaneously working to provide illegal aliens with a U.S. government-issued identity number that obviates the need for a Social Security number. It is called the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Very little public information about these numbers has been made available, even though the IRS began issuing them in July 1996, and over 5,500,000 of them have been issued.

Arizona FBI STATS . Illegals

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_19_3/tsc_19_3_rubenstein_1.shtml

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Illegal aliens soon realized they had nothing to fear, and lots to gain, from filing for the EITC. The stampede for ITINs was on:

Since 1996, the IRS has issued more than 14 million ITINs.

Annual issuance has exceeded 1 million in seven of the last eight years—a sure sign that the influx of illegal alien workers is larger than commonly believed.

ITIN issuance spiked sharply in 1997, and fell dramatically in the next few years. The volatility stems from changes to EITC eligibility rules. Prior to 1998 taxpayers with ITINs were eligible for the credit.

The Clinton welfare reform law, in an effort to curb use by illegal aliens, required valid Social Security numbers.

As a result, since 1998 immigrants without SSNs, or whose EITC-qualifying children do not have SSNs, are not eligible for the credit—even if they have ITINs.

Despite this “crackdown,” the total number of tax returns claiming the EITC continued to rise. This could not have happened had illegals been shut out of the EITC program. Instead, they filed tax returns using bogus Social Security numbers (SSN).

The IRS makes it easy. The tax collection agency does little to verity the validity of SSNs, the existence of dependent children, or to ascertain that they have lived with the taxpayer for more than six months of the year as required by law. With relative impunity illegal aliens claim as dependents children still in Mexico. Illegal alien husbands and wives often file separate returns on which both claim the same kids.”

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Notice that since illegals have Income Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs.) they are "legally" employed by the employers with a wink wink nod nod.....

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_19_3/tsc_19_3_rubenstein_1.shtml
The EITC and Fraud - Section 1
By Edwin S. Rubenstein  Volume 19, Number 3 (Spring 2009) 


[ EITC - Earned Income Tax Credit ]


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Illegal Aliens and the EITC

The Internal Revenue Code does not prohibit illegal aliens from receiving the EITC if they meet the prescribed eligibility requirements. Foremost among them is filing a legitimate tax return.
 
Since 1996, the IRS has encouraged illegal aliens to file tax returns using Income Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs.) At first, illegals were reluctant to apply, fearing the IRS would share the information with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) or its successor agency, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). But illegals without ITINs found themselves shunned by employers.

Low-wage employers opted against paying illegals “off the books.” To them, the EITC was a valuable wage subsidy paid for by taxpayers. Illegals receiving the EITC were willing to work for less than their counterparts who did not file for the credit.

The decision by the IRS to make ITINs available to illegals was made solely to increase the likelihood that they would pay taxes—not to enforce the immigration laws. In its publications, website, and forms, the IRS makes clear that the ITIN is “for tax purposes only.”15

Illegal aliens soon realized they had nothing to fear, and lots to gain, from filing for the EITC. The stampede for ITINs was on:

Since 1996, the IRS has issued more than 14 million ITINs. Annual issuance has exceeded 1 million in seven of the last eight years—a sure sign that the influx of illegal alien workers is larger than commonly believed.

ITIN issuance spiked sharply in 1997, and fell dramatically in the next few years. The volatility stems from changes to EITC eligibility rules. Prior to 1998 taxpayers with ITINs were eligible for the credit. The Clinton welfare reform law, in an effort to curb use by illegal aliens, required valid Social Security numbers. As a result, since 1998 immigrants without SSNs, or whose EITC-qualifying children do not have SSNs, are not eligible for the credit—even if they have ITINs.

Despite this “crackdown,” the total number of tax returns claiming the EITC continued to rise. This could not have happened had illegals been shut out of the EITC program. Instead, they filed tax returns using bogus Social Security numbers (SSN).

The IRS makes it easy. The tax collection agency does little to verity the validity of SSNs, the existence of dependent children, or to ascertain that they have lived with the taxpayer for more than six months of the year as required by law. With relative impunity illegal aliens claim as dependents children still in Mexico. Illegal alien husbands and wives often file separate returns on which both claim the same kids.”




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Re: IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs - ITIN Program
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 03:16:54 pm »
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120802/NATION/208020452
IRS sent 2,137 tax refunds for $3.3M to one Lansing address last year
August 2, 2012 at 10:52 pm
 By Josh Lederman
 Associated Press

Washington— The Internal Revenue Service delivered 2,137 potentially fraudulent tax refunds totaling $3.3 million to one Lansing address during the 2011 filing season, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday.
 
The Lansing address, which was not specified in their report, accounted for less than half of the potentially fraudulent $8.1 million in refunds issued to the top of five addresses analyzed nationwide. In another aspect of the report that mentioned Michigan, Treasury investigators said Detroit addresses accounted for nearly 24,000 potentially fraudulent returns totaling $74 million, the fourth highest total in the country.
 
The returns were part of more than $5 billion in refund checks that may have gone to identity thieves filing fraudulent returns, investigators said. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years.

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From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120802/NATION/208020452#ixzz2359C4Qhr

http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/02/pf/taxes/irs-identity-theft/index.htm
IRS pays billions in refunds to identity thieves
By Blake Ellis @CNNMoney August 2, 2012

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The IRS has been doling out billions of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds to identity thieves, according to a report released Thursday.

The agency failed to prevent 1.5 million potentially fraudulent tax returns from being processed last year -- resulting in refunds totaling more than $5.2 billion, according to an audit conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
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Re: IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs - ITIN Program
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 03:20:33 pm »
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/8/slow-path-to-progress-for-us-immigrants/
U.S. immigrants -- 43% on welfare after 20 years
By Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times
Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that
43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans
 and nearly 50 percent higher than recent immigrants
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Re: IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs - ITIN Program
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 04:46:32 pm »
My friends ... it is obvious what is going on here.

The IRS, the NWO/Bankster collection department, is bleeding us dry. The IRS workers have been directed to open the spicket to illegal aliens in order to drain USA resources causing further upheavals ... in return,

as we all know, the GD SOB IRS agents are on the receiving end of many of those checks themselves. No doubt there are similar scams with the WELFARE, Food 'stamps',

Medicare and other handouts. We, the lowly US citizens, as usual, are working our asses off to support, not only the rampaging, murderous MFing NWO military hordes, but also the unending swarm of third world leeches.
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Let it loose; it will defend itself."

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Re: IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs - ITIN Program
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2017, 12:39:23 pm »
bump for tax day ...
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Re: IRS allowed bogus taxpayer IDs - ITIN Program
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2017, 12:45:59 pm »
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/09/groups-want-trump-to-close-loophole-allowing-illegal-immigrants-to-abuse-tax-credits.html
Groups want Trump to close loophole allowing illegal immigrants to abuse tax credits
By  Melissa Jacobs   
 ·Published February 09, 2017

Illegal immigrants need only one number to access billions of dollars in free taxpayer cash.

The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) unlocks an exclusive gateway for non-citizens to receive monies meant for working, low-income Americans. The nine-digit code was created by bureaucrats in 1996 for foreigners who had to deal with the IRS. It allows people without a Social Security number, including those in the country illegally, to file taxes.

“It’s just a farce to say it was created to collect taxes,” Robert Rector, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Fox News. “It’s nothing but a welfare program designed for illegal immigrants. ITINS are for tourists or illegals. No ITIN filer is eligible to work in the United States.”

The problem with ITIN, critics say, is gives non-citizens access to federal cash that they should not be entitled to receive. Once illegal immigrants file ITIN tax returns, they can apply for a Child Tax Credit – which entitles them to $1,000 per child. Unlike the Earned Income Tax Credit, which requires a Social Security Number to qualify, the Child Tax Credit is a cash program that does not.
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Another audit report examining ITIN usage found Child Tax Credit claims more than quadrupled in five years, from $924 million in 2005 to $4.2 billion in 2010.

 

An agency spokesman said the IRS recently paid $5.7 billion to ITIN for those claiming child tax credit and in 2015 it paid $3.4 billion.


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“The order overlooks one of the largest sources of payments to non-citizens,” North said. “The federal government should not be subsidizing people who are in this country illegally.”

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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5