And finally, the IRS gets audited!
federal agency that strikes fear into many U.S. taxpayers is getting a
dose of its own medicine – as it is now the focus of a year-long audit
for allowing illegal aliens to scam the system and bilk taxpayers out of
billions of dollars every year.
Federal employees are blowing the whistle on the Internal Revenue
Service, according to a report by Indianapolis television station
The scam involves the use of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number,
or ITIN –a nine-digit tax-processing number assigned by the IRS to
individuals who are obligated to file a federal tax return but do not
have or are not eligible for a Social Security Number. Illegal aliens
may obtain an ITIN by sending the IRS documents such as original or
notarized photocopies of birth certificates, driving records, voter ID
cards, school records and vaccination records – all documents that are
easily forged or falsely notarized.
The Center for Immigration Studies reports that in the 2010 tax year
alone, more than 3 million returns were filed with ITINs. Approximately
2.3 million paid no federal income taxes and also collected a cumulative
$4 billion in tax refunds.
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