IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

IRSCNS News – by Terence P. Jeffrey

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically occupied by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.  

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers, included an address in Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; an address in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; an address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; an address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.

Since 1996, the IRS has issued what it calls Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to two classes of persons: 1) non-resident aliens who have a tax liability in the United States, and 2) aliens living in the United States who are “not authorized to work in the United States.”

The IRS has long known it was giving these numbers to illegal aliens, and thus facilitating their ability to work illegally in the United States. For example, the Treasury Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999—nearly fourteen years ago—specifically drew attention to this 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,” TIGTA warned in that long-ago report.

The inspector general’s 2012 audit report on the IRS’s handling of ITINs was spurred by two IRS employees who went to member of Congress “alleging that IRS management was requiring employees to assign Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) even when the applications were fraudulent.”

In an August 2012 press release accompanying the audit report, TIGTA said the report “validated” the complaints of the IRS employees.

“TIGTA’s audit found that IRS management has not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Even more troubling, TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications.”

In addition to the 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 that the IRS sent to a single address in Atlanta, the IG also discovered that the IRS had assigned 15,796 ITINs to unauthorized aliens who presumably resided at a single Atlanta address.

The IRS, according to TIGTA, also assigned ITINs to 15,028 unauthorized aliens presumably living at a single address in Dallas, Texas, and 10,356 to unauthorized aliens presumably living at a single address in Atlantic City, N.J.

Perhaps the most remarkable act of the IRS was this: It assigned 6,411 ITINs to unauthorized aliens presumably using a single address in Morganton, North Carolina. According to the 2010 Census, there were only 16,681 people in Morganton. So, for the IRS to have been correct in issuing 6,411 ITINS to unauthorized aliens at a single address Morganton it would have meant that 38 percent of the town’s total population were unauthorized alien workers using a single address.

TIGTA said there were 154 addresses around the country that appeared on 1,000 or more ITIN applications made to the IRS.

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10 thoughts on “IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

      1. The main thing is that it got posted, although stories about government corruption, inefficiency and thieving are as abundant as dandelions in the Spring.

  1. A Whitehouse email to all on their list has on it this apropos gem, touted as one of several alleged virtues justifying the granting of citizenship to – they say, 10,000,000 immigrants. Perhaps they mean 30,000,000, as they always always lie about everything.

    ~~28% of all new businesses started in 2011 were by immigrants while only accounting for 13% for the whole of the US population.~~

    Clearly, with free loads of IRS counterfeit money extracted from tax paying citizens, is that a surprise ??

  2. Let me get this straight: DHS has a list of hundreds of words and phrases that automatically trigger scrutiny of our constantly surveilled communications, but the IRS can’t figure out software that could automatically flag an impossible number of tax refunds going to one address? IRS computers should have red lights flashing if more than five refunds go to one address, then a quick check on Google Earth to find out what kind of a building it is. The fact that they don’t says that this is a feature, not a bug. They want to feed these millions of dollars into the illegal alien community, and from there into Mexico. The question is, why?

    1. The money is most likely being diverted to the highest levels of the Mexican government that’s in bed with the Mexican cartels, no doubt to finance a Mexican mercenary force to support the USSA Premier, his Holiness, Barack Hussein Obama AKA Barry Soetoro AKA Barry the Rat, the south side of Chicago back alley socialist pimp, mack daddy’s attempt to confiscate the weapons of we American nationals.

    2. Tom, to destroy the American middle class, because historically it is from the middle class that opposition to a corrupt and treasonous governing class has emerged.

      By thus throwing the newly impoverished middle class into the 101,000,000 already unemployed in America, their poverty cannot then finance countervailing political power, and hence are powerless to effect change peacefully.

      The former middle class are at liberty to join the huge masses of unwashed millions marching on the seats of abusive power, but will be gladly met by a plentiful supply of bullets from the DHS stock of 2,000,000,000+ bullets.

  3. Don’t get me wrong, I am not for illegal immigration, fraud or anything else illegal but notice how the article does not mention any names, no arrests or ANYTHING that you can verify?

    I don’t buy this for a moment. They are trying to start a civil war between stupid people that lack the ability to recognize truth. Don’t be that stupid person and turn your land into a killing field, they are powerless without you.

    There is no way to move that kind of money through the banks and not get caught and checks are worthless until you cash them. Ironically, the cash is also worthless but as long as we all agree it has value, it does.

    Divide and conquer is how the banksters keep people from noticing the real class warfare of rich against poor by pitting poor against poor.

    …and yes, I did use the word poor three times in that last sentence. This article is some poor propaganda.

    1. There are no arrests because the action is sanctioned by the socialist insurgents. And what could you possibly mean in saying and suggesting this will cause a riff between our people? The perpetrators are foreign nationals and as they are invaders they are the true enemy and we are going to have to drive them out of our country.
      Do not try to heap the foreign invasion force in with the American nationals who have been impoverished via the actions of the same authorities who have sanctioned the invaders being here.
      These illegals also take out loans in the names of American children whose identification they have stolen. Every month, down on the border, Mexicans cross to our side to get welfare and social security checks that they are obtaining through bogus filings. This is a proven fact and I do not doubt this story in the slightest.

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