Unbelievable: IRS sends $46 million in tax returns to 24,000 ‘unauthorized alien workers’ in Atlanta

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As though the IRS couldn’t get any more bad press, a 2012 audit report shows that in 2011 the IRS sent more than $46 million in tax refunds to 23,994 “unauthorized” alien workers who all listed the exact same Atlanta, GA address.

According to TheBlaze, the report, conducted by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), was published last year at the request of members of Congress. It revealed 10 addresses in the U.S. that were issued anywhere from 1,846 to 23,994 tax refunds each. Four of those 10 addresses were located in Atlanta.

“Are you telling me we don’t have a computer that spits that anomaly out,” Glenn asked on radio this morning. “There’s nothing that says, ‘Hey, warning.’ Nothing?

TheBlaze reports the “TIGTA report explains that the IRS since 1996 has been issuing what it calls Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to both non-resident aliens who have tax liability in the U.S. and illegal aliens living in the U.S. but who are ‘not authorized to work in the country.’”

It looks like Washington has known about this abuse for the better part of a decade, with a 1999 TIGTA report specifically drawing attention to the ITINs problem:

“The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to undocumented aliens to improve nonresident alien compliance with tax laws. This IRS practice seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry.”

In addition to the 23,994 refunds in Atlanta, TheBlaze explains that the IRS assigned 15,028 unauthorized aliens ITINs at the same address in Dallas, Texas, and 10,356 ITINs at the same address in Atlantic City, N.J.

“So I’d like to know, where did these go? And where’s all this money,” Glenn asked. “Did it go to drug dealers? Who did this? Tell me, tell me that you have 23,994 checks, there’s no alarm that says we have made a check out to this address 2,300 times, I’m sorry, 24,000 times. No alarm?”

“You could understand it if they sent two different checks to the same address and screwed up that way,” Pat said. “You can’t understand it when it’s 24,000 checks to the same address and they are all illegal aliens? And it’s 46 million in total? That’s unconscionable.”

“Unauthorized” alien workers around the country have been able to scam the system for millions and millions of dollars for decades, while law abiding TEA Party members are audited.

“Maybe you should spend less time on the TEA Party and more time on this,” Glenn said. “And you know what? And you know who continues to work on this? The Senate and the House, continue to make sure that we’ve got even more benefits for illegal aliens. I don’t know about you, but I think we’ve done enough here. I think we’ve done enough. I’m not interested in any kind of new legislation whatsoever on any of this stuff.”

  • landofaahs

    So what?  It’s just a drop in the bucket.  Besides, it works in obamam’s plan to destroy America.  Now all of us have been warned since 2008 to get out of debt and prepare.  Watch the video “The day the dollar die”  about 7 minutes.  I will be on the porch with gun in hand as I yell inside the house,  “Ma!! Fetch me another beer”.

  • landofaahs

    Yes but they worked so hard to break the law.  It’s amazing how Obama wants Snowden punished but the real enemies of America he wishes bless.

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    Unbelievable? Nope, given the criminal enterprise the federal government has become.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Obama has managed to crush this nation, and the progressives have aided his push to communism every inch of the way.

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    Obama has managed to crush this nation, and the progressives have aided his push to communism every inch of the way.

     

  • landofaahs

    My cousin made $100 an hour investigating scam artists online.  What’s your web address again… 

  • landofaahs

    But he worked so hard.  You realize you have Snow in your name and that Obama et al may mistake you for Mr. Snowden don’t you.  Better be careful, the drones may be flying over head.  Anyone who speaks against the false God Obama will incur his wrath and malice.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhhh, shucks, so the IRS made a little mistake.  I mean, IRS understands if we make a little mistake.  Wow, how bad can this get?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htXuNPBko3Q Sam Fisher

    But they went after us. I did some math that means everyone that so call lives in that house made 1,917 per person. Maybe someone should tell them to go after real tax con artist but I guess that is to racist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    So what? That’s a tiny amount when you compare how much Corporate Welfare OUR American companies get every year during tax time. When they pay their fair share, then we talk, fools!

  • Anonymous

     Pachy, you are showing your ignorance!  Corporate Welfare??????  How so?????  It is okay for ILLEGAL individuals to scam the system but LEGAL tax breaks are not allowed?  How about we go after the illegals first….did you know people here illegally is costing U.S. taxpayers over $120 BILLION dollars a year?  Let’s go after that first!  We could pay off the deficit in just 17 years with just that alone!!!  So think before you speak….”tiny amount”???????  I don’t think so!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Stratford/100000004001129 Chris Stratford

     This could be worse – the address could be the penitentiary – the only way it could get worse than that is if the address were the DNC

  • Anonymous

    And the IRS will be implementing Obamacare!!!

  • Anonymous

    Your understanding of facts is even below the level of the average fourth grade television viewer. Corporate welfare? Corporations are virtually every business in the US. The United States has the highest corporate tax in the world. 

    Under Obama, capital gains taxes have skyrocketed and continue to grow at every opportunity. Capital investment is the  method used by businesses to grow those businesses, thus providing greater employment opportunity. Taxing corporate expenditures for growth, combined with the highest corporate taxes in the world means that it is far less attractive for foreign companies to do business in the US and far more attractive to businesses here to move out of the US, taking the jobs formerly belonging to Americans with them to their new locations. 

    Based on your abysmal syntax, it’s obvious that you are more than qualified as the typical liberal voter. You know nothing, believe that everything that everyone else has worked for belongs to you and you have a towering sense of entitlement based, not in fact, but on the illusion that your birth into this world somehow qualifies you for a lifetime of support with no personal contribution on your part. 

    It’s time to take advantage of the myriad educational opportunities out there. Of course, that would mean that you would have to be self motivated. We all know for a fact that is never going to happen. How did you put it? Oh yes….fool.

  • Anonymous

    “Audit the IRS” is right! Someone needs to get
    to the bottom of this….and quick. And while they’re at it, get an
    independent IT tech (not on IRS payroll) to install an alert in their
    computer system that will red flag ANY mailing address where
    they issue refund checks to more than 2 or 3 recipients with different
    names. Law abiding taxpayers shouldn’t oppose this if they’re not
    involved in fraud themselves. Also, since there are criminals actively
    using SS#s of deceased people, shouldn’t there be a way of notifying the
    IRS to show those SS#s as inactive after the surviving family members
    submit the last tax return for that person after their death?

  • Anonymous

    24,000 checks going to the same address in Atlanta?? How did the Post Office deliver those checks, by a 18 wheeler???  This is so sickening it is unbelievable.  Yet, they audit anything connected with the Tea Party members, but they can deliver 24,000 checks to one address in Atlanta and the light bulb never went off?  And these are the IRS people who are going to keep track of your Obamacare next year!!!!! God help America.

  • Anonymous

    The corruption is being exposed daily and yet nobody is able to do ANYTHING about it!!! What are the American people? Slaves? Idiots? Brainwashed sheeple?

  • Anonymous

    This is amazing that this can happen and I’m still waiting on my measly $300.00 federal tax check.  Filed on-line by my tax man on 3/18/13 and bank rejected the direct deposit.  Received a letter stating that it would be mailed in 4-6 weeks that was dated 4/22/13.  To this date still haven’t received the check and when you call to see where it’s at, it just says in process.  I bet those unauthorized aliens didn’t have to wait that long for their checks.  Can’t imagine what’s taking so long especially since it’s a small amount.  Just disgusts me, the whole situation.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus–Jesus–Jesus–if you’re coming back–WILL YOU PLEASE HURRY!!!

  • Anonymous

    “Audit the IRS” is right! Someone needs to get
    to the bottom of this….and quick. And while they’re at it, get an
    independent IT tech (not on IRS payroll) to install an alert in their
    computer system that will red flag ANY mailing address where
    they issue refund checks to more than 2 or 3 recipients with different
    names. Law abiding taxpayers shouldn’t oppose this if they’re not
    involved in fraud themselves. Also, since there are criminals actively
    using SS#s of deceased people, shouldn’t there be a way of notifying the
    IRS to show those SS#s as inactive after the surviving family members
    submit the last tax return for that person after their death?

  • Ron

    Our nation is loaded with insane government workers.
    Right after Obama and Holder go to jail, Hillary should follow. Then comes all the crooks obama hired to destroy America. After all them, then Snowden can be tried.

  • Anonymous

    …my guess, the REAL check(s) went somewhere else.  Hmmm…there must be some really FULL pockets somewhere. We have been SCAMMED again…and how long has this been going on?

  • Anonymous

    I think not only the IRS but the entire US Postal Service in Atlanta, Georgia needs to be audited. The lost mail department in Atlanta, Georgia has routinely been confiscating nearly all lost items of resale value for years, and it is not required to even communicate with bona fide postal customers who fill out detailed search forms with descriptions of lost books and other items, and who then have to wait 90 days and just HOPE something will be returned. They do a few “feel good” stories, claiming to find things like some lady’s bridesmaid dresses but could not find even 1 out of 70 books I lost last fall when moving to another state. I got 2 “official” apology letters from people in customer relations departments in other states, but there was not a single word included of how they will ever fix the problem of being so disorganized that they cannot return personal items belonging to postal customers. In my case, many of the books I lost HAD MY NAME written inside. I suspect that lately all they have been doing is to sort lost books by “hard cover” and “soft cover” and not by date of arrival nor title nor publisher, even though the search forms ask for as many details as possible.  What they are doing amounts to insurance fraud, because if even one book had been returned, I would have thought, “SOMEONE made an effort, but they just get flooded with too many things to find all 70.” Maybe the USPS and the IRS have set up not one but two corrupt business partnerships. I do not have the power to audit them, but according to the Constitution, Congress and the President do, and it is high time someone did something about this.

  • Anonymous

    Progressive payoffs to operatives working for the Left?

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    re-election campaign money, bribes, thefts, etc., meaning probably not waste or error…mostly intentional fraud and abuse.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, but I think the IRS is the one that needs to be audited and after all the bodies are dug up and all of the appropriate heads have rolled, that is when we should start paying our taxes again.  We are not just dumping our money into a bottomless pit, we are dumping it into a sewer.  It is time for a tax revolt.  I don’t mind paying my “fair” share, but I want to know that I am turning it over to someone who is going to handle it responsibly.

  • Anonymous

    How ironic that “Illegal Aliens” are so much smarter than the entire IRS staff. I find this just amazing that so many can be so stupid. Gov’t bureaucracy………their so busy playing the game, no one does their job.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1543006618 Margie Brecik

    Did I miss something?? what is Glenn’s take on our government hunting Snowden?

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidcary David Cary

    You can’t tell me that someone in the IRS did not hit an override button for this. Inside job. Has to be. Wonder what his/her take was?

  • Anonymous

    It’s OK for $46 million to go to 10 addresses as long as we can be dismissive and point the finger at someone else…

  • Anonymous

    that would actually be much better…

  • Anonymous

    97.97% of all businesses in the US employ 49 people or less…

  • Anonymous

    Yup, Yup & Yup

  • Anonymous

    Remember Lois Lerner did say she wasn’t good at math.

  • Anonymous

    This tells me whoever has had access to all this IRS info knows many of the illegal identities being used by illegal aliens that have had taxes withheld from their checks and never filing a tax return but whoever is ringleading this operation knows which ones to tap.

  • scott

    They will just take it out of some obamacare fund.

  • Anonymous

    No on Fox News they were saying that the audit revealed nothing wrong, everything was done accordingly.  Of course they audited themselves so you wouldn’t expect anything less.  What a bunch of crooks we need to get them out and do away with the IRS.  We need a flat tax once and for all.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, but he is not through there is still a ways to go yet.  don’t worry he is lining his pockets as hard and fast as he can.  All I have to say is Climate Control – REALLY!!  Wonder how many billions he’ll make out of that one.

  • Becky Taylor

    How did they cash the checks?  Probably same way they vote without I.D.s. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658067793 Heidi Wincek

    Why are unauthorized alien workers getting a check in the first place.  They aren’t paying taxes so they shouldn’t get a refund.

  • Anonymous

    Disgusting!!!   Where’s the accountability?????????????????  AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

  • ken.

    this scam has been reported in the news for decades and never goes anywhere. the irs, social security, disability, welfare, etc,… has known about this fraud for decades and never once have they acted and arrested and prosecuted anyone even though they know exactly where they are and can easily put a stop to this fraud. both parties are guilty and fully responsible for knowingly allowing it to happen. they are derelict of their duties and should all be held responsible 

  • ken.

    this has been reported time and time again in the news for decades but never goes anywhere. see my other post

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4HAW7OERGSC7VZM72V7IGDJ3B4 Sharmane

    The legal, working American taxpayer is being fleeced of our prosperity and our futures are being stolen from us by the thugs that run a good portion of the government.  Unless we rise up and hold  these people accountable it’s not going to get any better.  We see the same losers and seat warmers in DC for decades, but the low information people, takers and users keep voting them back into office.  Our wise Founders would be appalled at our current government and in fact would have already put a stop to this nonsense.  Our failures over the last several decades to teach our history, founding documents and rights as American citizens  in our public indoctrination centers posing as schools is starting to take its toll – all very planned in my view.

  • Anonymous

    Gee, isn’t that just about what they spent throwing themselves parties, too?  Think of all the fun they could have had if they hadn’t wasted it on this.

  • 733336

    The liberals of the 60′s movement got their foot in the door bringing down
    the decline of our culture. Now, their foot is in the door of the White House
    to finish the job.

  • Anonymous

    And what are they doing about retrieving the money and jailing the criminals? Rhetorical question since we all know what the answer is…

  • greywolfrs

    B S, you think you have some justification for this and have nothing. “Corporate Welfare,” you are the only fool.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    The fact that it’s our tax dollars and it’s illegal never enters his pea brain little head.

  • John Gant

    I sent this to a friend  who was wondering how such a thing could have been “overlooked”.

    Well, let me hasten your trip to the porcelain fixture.  Now common sense dictates that some illegal, Mexican alien from the Sierras of Sinaloa did not concoct this plan.  And since it is widespread throughout the nation, it seems plausible that it could have been engineered by a national group like, say, the SEIU or ACORN, or, heaven forbid, a dark committee of the demorat party.  And could any of these funds then be traced back to the muslim’s re-election campaign?  (We will never know that because no one will investigate.)  Take into consideration that the initial “bailout” to save the nation was nothing more than a slush fund to keep state governments afloat.  Many states have union government employees and those happy employees then paid millions of dollars in dues to unions, of which, a nice percentage was returned to the muslim’s campaign .  I see no difference between the “bailout” slush fund and this huge IRS scam.  There’s definitely a “rat” in the demorat party. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jana.sacolic Jana Sacolic

    This is soooo egregious..if this happened and we know it did,who helped these people and who split the money..there had to be people invovled in this scheme and fraud..I just can’t wrap my head around it.

  • Oscar Pearson

    And the sickness continues.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to know if the checks were cashed? Wouldn’t that be fun to see who signed them and
    what business cashed them.Did they get ID”s .No wonder it will be only a matter of time till
    this country is fini!!

  • Anonymous

    It’s also the same IRS that would not allow me my claim of MY daughter even after proving I was her mother with her birth certificate. What did they do lose all my paperwork and after a 3 year fight of a single mother only making $12,000 that year I could not afford any help. 

  • Anonymous

    $10,000,000 divided by 2,000 averages to $5,000 per check. Doesn’t sound like they’re taking the jobs Americans don’t want with tax refunds like that.

  • Calvin Bradford

    I agree Catlady. This Hussein Obummer is Hitler made al over again.

  • Anonymous

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Ronzo1954 Ron Spirlock

    Tell me why we don’t have funds to help seniors and veterans ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Yvonne-Jones/100000224403927 Yvonne Jones

    And I can’t have my social security check that I worked for 24 years? Why? Who is enjoying the benefits that I worked for?  Nobody can answer that question.  Does anybody out there know the answer?  

  • BB

    Are we living in America? All we can do is not file our taxes this year,together.

  • BB

    ANSWER:
    This has been going on for many years by many administrations. For our sake, turn off your televisions, put your wine away and write letters. Our U.S. Immigration services admits 1.5 million in the process while *trying* to become LEGAL here…. annually, then allows them to bring an unlimited amount of “family” ( 6 wives + kids?) so they will not be **separated**!
    My grandmother was 6 and waved goodbye, crying, to her Mother on a dock in County Cork ,Ireland . She never saw her again. The kids were dying from the Potato famine.
    Can we please bring our military men home, do border patrol and stop everyone from coming here? Haven’t we got enough immigrants already?
    I am only the 2nd generation born here. My son had to put himself through college ( I helped monthly as much as I could).
    He had a few grants and scholarships in 2000-6 but was told the Federal government could not help him too much because we were only middle class, made a bit too much money…….HUH ??????
    Guess what? These kids born after 1964 or so , STILL pay Social Security and will not be able to collect !! They were told, “You’ll have to put your own money into an IRA.” No more S.S. money is left for you !!!
    Tell everyone you know and report businessmen who hire AND they do harbor aliens. They house them and they work in other ( foreigners) businesses, too. How do you think they pay back the man who shipped them here? They have to pay them back or they threaten them with telling on them.

  • BB

    You are so right!
    Many American kids refuse hard labor, and I love someone who wants to come here and work hard. Most hard working kids “enroll” in the military ($1,300/mo. to start), travel, benefits, free schooling, medical and retirement. either way, it’s sucking off the government….yes, I interview those young men.
    I hate to tell you, but go look on the web site that may still not be working, scroll down and READ how people get a “tax credit” and/or they get out of paying the monthly fee for insurance because they have too many dependents,….. or they made too little, ….have immigrant/refugee status, or ….they do not make enough money. Pretend you are trying to get something free , and you’ll see hundreds of “free” programs, NOT for an outstanding hardworking American.
    Hardworking American women’s Doctors suggest when they are ready to stop having children, they should get their tubes tied. I am sorry… but I see an “incentive” overseas paying women to do so, as their lives will be much better after just one child, NOT an abortion!
    They can take the $200.00 and start a garden, buy a goat, whatever.
    However, ignorant people or women who cannot have clean water, cannot always take a pill. Men don’t respect “NO” all the time.