Millions in Tax Refunds Sent to Thousands of Illegals at One Address

The IRS, whose agents will shake you down for every last penny they can find, has been sending millions of dollars in tax refunds to thousands of illegal aliens, often at the same address.

The worst example found during a recently released audit was $46 million in refunds being sent in one year to 23,994 illegal workers, all at the same address in Atlanta.

The audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found three other locations in Atlanta where checks for illegals were being sent en masse: 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

Other addresses around the country that made the audit's top 10 list:

  • Oxnard, California; 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874.
  • Raleigh, North Carolina; 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212.
  • Phoenix, Arizona; 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608.
  • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302.
  • San Jose, California; 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027.
  • Arvin, California; 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.

The heart of the problem seems to stem from the IRS's practice of assigning Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to illegal aliens to try to squeeze money out of them. Apparently, it's having the opposite effect.

A 1999 report to Congress warned about the practice: "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 one case found by the audit, the IRS had assigned 6,411 ITINs to one address in Morganton, North Carolina, a town of 16,681 population, meaning almost 40 percent of the town's population was, according to the IRS, illegal workers living in one house.

In total, the audit found 154 addresses across the U.S. that were assigned 1,000 or more ITINs.

So, the IRS has the manpower and wherewithal to harass conservative groups over their nonprofit applications for months or even years, but it doesn't have safeguards in place to flag multiple ITIN applications at one address.

And we're supposed to trust these clowns with our medical information and implementation of health care?


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  • Robalou01

    Was the address Odumbo's p.o. box?

  • Bobseeks

    Time to put an end to government employees - privatize everything.

    • real talk 1

      Time to throw these officials out of office and quit acting like we are intimate in love with these people. stop begging them to do the right thing if we can't get our way then show them the highway they aren't the first or the last to lead.

  • Screeminmeeme

    And another layer of the onion comes off.
    This whole thing turns my stomach. Such squandering of our tax money is infuriating.

    I'm just thanking God that He is answering our prayers and exposing the corruption in our government......department by department.....person by person...and there's no where to run......no where to hide.

    Num 32:23 ........... ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

  • louluna

    I know that some Illegal alien residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is receiving $400,000 a year plus Billions in vacations,protections service whine and dine, etc

  • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

    DEPRESSED

    • Screeminmeeme

      One of my favorites. Love it.

    • patriotusa2

      That about sums it up, NASA! Humor that expresses the feelings of most conservatives.

      • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

        Yep.

        Laughter is the BEST medicine; however, I'm thinking that adding some good pharmaceuticals might be necessary too.

        What a mess.

  • ann

    The dancing irs agents have got to go and we need to get responsible people in place. This is outrageous! Illegals are really screwing us and they are laughing at us just because the socialist party wants their votes. Kick them out and the illegals with them.

    • real talk 1

      They will continue to do what they do stop begging these guys to do the right thing .

    • rosie46

      No, we just have to abolish the IRS and go to another form of taxation.

  • ONLYJB1

    And they're not doing a DAMN thing about recovering this money? WHY? They are not putting any safeguards in place to stop this insanity. But, I agree with this reporter, they will sure as hell go after Law abiding citizens and make life hell for the person that makes a mathematical error on their return of a few hundred dollars. And go after them relentlessly!

    This is what we have allowed our government to get to. Does anyone agree with me that it is well past time we take OUR government back from the corrupt politicians of all parties? It's past time that this government worked for the hard working American Citizens paying more than their FAIR SHARE of taxation?

    • Ray - Jesus is the Son of God.

      Small crooks go to jail, big crooks become
      Senators and Congressmen/women.

    • freedomringsforall

      Yes it is time to do away with the IRS
      The idiotic retarded socialists need to be run out or town.

  • TPS12

    So is this why their getting $70 million in bonuses?

    • real talk 1

      When will we stop begging our elected officials get off your knees your elected don't give a damned about you or I so stop begging.

  • notislam

    Are they called a------holes in the IRS -----?? and this bunch of commies is taking our tax
    money and controlling our medical affairs.??? This is time for major reform by refusing to pay
    these - slight of hand despotics---bullies who target what the guy in the WH SAYS.
    T

  • real talk 1

    What we are suppose to do is throw the elected offcials out of office but the majority are to chicken they have to die before they leave.

    • rosemarienoa

      More reason for term limits!!!!

  • real talk 1

    I really don't have any more comments to make on the people we elected they are screwing us and I can't do anything about it accept not to vote GOP and go Independent.I'M not going to beg any more and no more donations.

    • Robert Anderson Sr

      It is not all the GOP ! It is the DICTATOR (DEMO) who has caused this and HIM & ALL of them SHOULD BE IN PRISON ! WE have LEGAL CITIZENS that can not live and we allow ILLEGALS to LIVE FREE and STILL get a REFUND ?

  • Dale

    Any other time or place all these employees would have been fired and sent to prison. There is No excuse for this idiocy.

  • Dale

    Idiots one and all.....

  • Pennie Rodriguez

    I was a widow with 2 boys - one 17 and the other 6 - and had my returns withheld because of some technicality. It's been 20 years and have still yet to get them to rectify it. I "qualified" for an EIN, but they refused it. Seems they are more interested in illegals than citizens

  • acronymous

    They're not clowns. They know that this administration will not tolerate them cheating 23990 undocumented workers living at that address out of their lawful refunds, just because it racially profiles them as too fat to all fit in.

    (In other words, they know which side their bread is buttered on.)

  • Crowds Gather

    I wonder how much was then funneled to the obama re-election campain, etc.?

  • NoRINO

    And IRS hands out $70millions in bonuses.

    • Robert Anderson Sr

      Why yes as we supported all the ILLEGALS FAMILIES who LIVE OUTSIDE OUR Country !! To know the TRUTH the ONES in IRS sending these refunds are probably ILLEGAL !!
      That's pay back for helping OUR DICTATOR !!

    • cmjay

      Only the U.S GOVT. gives out BONUSES for INCOMPETENCE. Congress should withhold FUNDING .

  • MarkusReborn

    Use these refunds to deport the illegals!!!

    • rosie46

      Reduce the budget of the IRS by this amount and then deport every illegal alien who was involved -- if they can find them or identify them. This is exactly why there should be no amnesty and comprehensive immigtation bill. Deport them all and start over. Use e-verify to remove them from jobs or in the hring process and give them no benefits of any kind.

  • patriot7

    And these are the very people who are entrusted to administer and enforce Obamacare. Heaven help us!

  • jarnkm

    It is not understandable how we can have people in the IRS that cannot "Read Between The Lines" in a situation like this!!! ESPECIALLY having this many of them!!! They should all lose their jobs immediately, if not sooner! I am sorry, BUT there is absolutely no reason for this, at all!!!!! NO EXCUSE WHAT-SO-EVER!!!! Here we have American citizens that are continually having trouble with the IRS and this happens to Illegal Aliens that should not even be in America in the FIRST PLACE! When OBAMA said that there were going to be CHANGES in America, I surely didn't expect them to be as bad as they have gotten! No one can accuse me of being Racist or even Sexists, because I have nothing against any President ... as long as he/she can abide by and support OUR Constitution(which is our Caesar, not the President), who supports "We the Sheeple" and supports the well being and protection of the United States of America. So far, Obama has not represented himself in this manner. To follow suit, many in the Congress and the Senate seem to have followed right behind him. They ALL should have to answer to "We the Sheeple", because they have become ruthless and open Traitors to America and to "We the Sheeple". All we have done is establish Sodom & Gomarah II and hopefully God will forgive us of our sins, IF we ever decide to again seek His face and ask His forgiveness. Only then can HE Heal Our Land! But TODAY ... WE have sat on our hands, done nothing and allowed America to be Sold Out from under us!! Sometimes if is sad to be Sheep that seek to follow the WRONG Master!!!

  • Robert Anderson Sr

    EVERY DAMN ONE involved in sending these refunds should be tried & SENT TO PRISON as that money ended up OUT of OUT COUNTRY !! This SHOWS you how OBAMA is RUINING OUR COUNTRY !!

  • regulus30

    IS THERE ANY DOUBT THIS GOVERNMENT IS OVER MATURE AND NEEDS REDUCED; one way or the other it is going to be DOWNSIZED.

    • cmjay

      This GOV'T. needs an ENEMA.

  • Brabado

    And Obama's Liberal Army still consider Illegal Alliens, "the salvation of our Economy".

    How stupid and ignorant can these idiots be? These Illegal Aliens haver never paid, nor will ever pay a penny in taxes, but use every possible Public Service, Food Stamp, Welfare, etc. FOR FREE, while sending most of the money they make - without any tax withholdings - to their "families and compadres", in their Countries...

    MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GIVE WISDOM TO THESE LIBERAL LOST MINDS, BEFORE WE SINK INTO THE OBAMA'S SOLISTS ABYSS!

  • A concerned american

    With all the technology couldn't they program the computers to recognize multiple checks to the same address? They found the technology to Hitlerize us by close quarters drones of innocuous citizens to include grandparents calling or emailing their grandchildren. The government has gotten too big for it's breeches and needs a lot of trimming. As long as the US government will sanction and give handouts to illegals, they will find a way to obtain them one way or the other.

  • mharris2012

    Well Well is anything to be surprised about? When i went to have my taxes done at H@R Block here in good ol California there was more Hispanics having taxes done than any other race also the agents were mostly Hispanic I felt like a lone sheep in there. But I was the one having to pay taxes back because my kids are grown an i guess i don't have enough right offs but i don't make a lot of money but they still take taxes because like i said i don't have little kids . Here they were getting back 3 grand a child riding in big trucks an talking on i phones an they still get Welfare because they don't make a lot of money Go Figure. One more thing i think H@R Block is in the bed with the government because i ended up being Audited.

  • Traditionist

    If these refunds came to your or my address the IRS would do everything in their power to get it back. I don't suppose they care to do this with illegals. Probably won't hear anymore about it either. Lets see, what will the next shock factor be?

    • JenniferB

      Do you see how quick the IRS is to take back social security checks when one dies? The The money needs to be paid back and the people who took it/cashed it just knowingly broke the law for at least the second time. The first being illegal entry. We do as we are told and now we are watching law breakers get a ride all for the cause of the Democrat Party. We need to bring God Back into this country, or Satan will reign evil supreme, heaven help us.

  • Jerry_Morgan

    And there are those who want to give these criminals citizenship. What are they thinking?

  • cashills

    The illegal aliens have been given tax id numbers as if they are making so much money they will be paying taxes.
    Yeah right.....It's more like they were given tax id numbers so they can get their payments. In return for what I wonder.........

  • cmjay

    Nothing will happen to these INCOMPETENT IRS employees. They are too busy investigating the TEA PARTY, CHRISTIANS and REPUBLICAN donors. There is NO accountability. How do these ILLEGALS get thousands of money back when they hardly pay taxes? There must be a lot of HISPANIC tax preparers who make this happen. They should be investigated for FRAUD but these ILLEGAL DEMOCRATS. will get away with it. And the DEMOCRATS want AMNESTY?

    • Krazeehors

      Why can't these people be arrested and jailed??? We need to bring back the chain gangs -- for former IRS employees!!!

      A house we rented years ago in San Antonio was sold by the landlord -- to a Salvadoran refugee. The government PAID 2/3 of his mortgage as part of his agreement for political asylum. Ain't it amazing?

  • cmjay

    ILLEGALS can't SPEAK and COMPREHEND English but know how to NAVIGATE our tax system.They are SMARTER than us, the TAXPAYERS.

    • patriotusa2

      They are getting a lot of legal advice from Democratic lawyers, and representatives. Something that the average Joe doesn't have access to.

      • Krazeehors

        Yep. From those "bastions of legal education" -- if you don't care what you say -- like Harvard, Yale, Notre Dame, Columbia, USC, UCLA, U of Chicago, and Cal State. The law schools in conservative states are looked down on specifically because they ARE Conservative!!

      • USMC 69-75

        For a percentage of the refund checks no doubt!

    • JenniferB

      They are willing to take the risk and all risks. We Americans sit back and don't care about the issues. Maybe we need to speak up loud and clear - question is, where do we start in this huge mess?

  • Robert Haavisto

    We are screwed!!!!!

  • edgineer

    Are you happy now? I am speaking to you, the people of the US. You refuse to take part in politics, ignore real news and pride yourself on ignorance of all things consequential. NOW the chickens are coming home to roost.

  • fbronson7

    The companies that hire the illegal hispanics should be made to pay all the back taxes and fines, since they are the ones who are benefiting from these people. Companies like sears construction, Percision walls, DWH painting , Senecal construction, code electric, all from NC. Go after these companies they are supporting terrorism against the US

  • foxxybey

    Stupid is as stupid does and companies to blame yes but when you have paper's that say your illegal what happens? Your smart enough to know.

  • bless2live

    all in part of taking America away!

  • rosie46

    The articles says 11,000 refunds were sent to one address and thousands of others to other addresses. Didn't the postal employee notice this was suspicious? Or was he an illegal too? The IRS bonuses should be used to make this up or does the IRS think this is just another cost for the taxpayers -- you know, the conservative taxpayers who got caught up in the Obama vendetta audits?

  • TLady62

    This is one major reason this government agency has no business overseeing our Healthcare system, period.

  • charliehanna

    One simple solution: abolish the IRS and the Federal Reserve!

  • AppraisHer

    If IRS assigns illegals a Tax ID # to try to squeeze them for taxes and they have an address to send a refund to, why can't they find them?

    • Wes McKay

      AppraisHer;
      They find them with the ... '' REFUND CHECK ''
      That is all they are required to do ...
      BECAUSE THEY '' VOTE '' ( five or six times ) ... DEMOCRAT ! ! !
      ( it's in the democratic hqnd book of ... " ETHICS '' signed into law by )
      Barry Soetoro ...
      AKA ... barack '' HUSSEIN '' obama ... AKA ... '' THE MESSIAH ''

      • AppraisHer

        But they CAN find them, as opposed to Marco RubiObama who says we have to make them citizens because we CAN"T find them. If NSA knows what I have for breakfast, they can find most of the illegals and deport them.

        RINOs are committing political suicide and forcing us to commit cultural suicide.

  • Al Chemist

    This is all very reasonable. Obama has to pay off all those illegal aliens who voted for him. An Obama Phone was not enough.

  • sicandtired

    Are we sure these are "illeagls?" Atlanta addresses, makes me wonder. Perhaps these are "reparations" you know like Pigford.

  • greyhound44

    Sure glad I retired at age 58 3/4 in 2003, and have not paid FICA since 31 Aug 2003; no property tax in the US (ex: $137.23 on my time share condo in Solana Beach, CA) since 2004, and No income taxes (legally) in the US since 2007.
    ret expat

  • Vazir_Mukhtar

    And the remedy is.....?

    • posthuf

      Abolish the IRS, lock down our borders and PROFILE!

      Or do you actually believe there was no profiling going on when the IRS denied or delayed non-profit status for only Conservative groups!

  • ketrout

    Those that processed those tax returns should have to pay back to the American taxpayer the amount of money given to ILLEGAL ALIENS! Then, just maybe the IRS agents would not allow this to happen.

    WAKE UP AMERICA, WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO PUT A STOP TO THIS KIND OF ACTIONS? MAYBE WE NEED TO RISE UP LIKE OTHER COUNTRIES AND TAKE BACK OUR GOVERNMENT!!!!

  • Robin Hafler

    Every day I feel like I am living in a foreign country that I no longer recognize as the United States. Common sense is no longer alive and well; people who should not be getting tax refunds are getting them; we have an illegal president in office; the IRS and Federal Reserve, not to mention Congress and the president are not held accountable; and the list goes on. How can so many refund checks be sent to one address without raising red flags everywhere?

  • Donald York

    Time to stand with Ted Cruz and others to abolish the corrupt IRS.

    • jlouiea

      Donald, I agree wholeheartedly.
      The things the IRS has done to US citizens is unconscionable. The IRS has succeeded in
      taking an ever larger percentage of most peoples income. Now-seems as though they hire no programmers, or incompetent ones. One of the first things one learns writing programming is how to red flag repetitious numbers such as addresses.

  • posthuf

    The first thought that comes to my mind with I see this is, "How much of that money is going to fund terrorist activities against US?"

    • donholmes1

      Every dime of it, with out a 2nd thought

  • Endgame

    I'll tell you what. The IRS is NOT incompetent! This money is purposely being used to fund the drug cartels in Mexico in exchange for drugs to be brought back into the USA. The US Government has ALWAYS been directly responsible for over 90% of ALL illegal drugs imported into this country, as well as nearly all of the weapons that the cartels are using to terrorize the population. The US Government have been flooding American streets with illicit drugs since the 1960s, and they have made trillions of dollars in profits doing it. Our Government has been secretly run by Communists since the 1950s and these vermin have owned this country since the Federal Reserve Act of Dec 23rd of 1913 was signed into law, but they knew that Americans would never accept full blown Communism until they were able to remove Christianity from American society and replace God with materialism, humanism, collectivism and every manner of corruption in a slow desensitizing manner like the proverbial frog in boiling water. They have succeeded in their patience, and are now claiming their long awaited prize through the complacency and apathetic consent of an American population that chooses to either completely ingnor, or simply bicker and complain rather than take a stand against those who wish to cull and enslave them. "The world will not be destroyed by evil men, but rather by those who idley sit by and watch" - Albert Einstein.

  • MIKE6080

    Its all the computers fault , they make mistakes like they could never figure out that all those people lived in one house or post office box

  • v steve

    Flat tax no deductions of any kind, no matter where your money comes from everyone pays the flat tax. Fair tax won`t work because government doesn`t know what fair is. Fair would be like reasonable and what is reasonable to one isn`t reasonable to someone else.