IRS inspector general admits to not notifying taxpayers of stolen social-security numbers
President Obama’s IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is far from running a tight ship at the agency, his inspector general admitting this week after word leaked in April agency bureaucrats are not informing taxpayers when their social security numbers are stolen presumably by illegal immigrants.
“The IRS has not established an effective process to ensure that the required notice is sent to the Social Security Administration to alert it of earnings not associated with a victim of employment-related identity theft,” the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration stated in its report. The issue affected 1.1 million victims of employment-related identity theft between February 2011 and December 2015.
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen first admitted to the issue during an April hearing of the Senate Finance Committee, nonchalantly telling senators the agency hoped illegal immigrants would engage in the practice if it meant they would pay taxes on income earned in the United States. “They are undocumented aliens … They’re paying taxes. It’s in everybody’s interest to have them pay the taxes they owe,” Koskinen said.
Both Koskinen and OIG explained that illegal aliens could use fraudulent Social Security numbers in order to obtain jobs, but that they only needed to use taxpayer identification numbers to file their taxes. When the two numbers don’t match in the system, the IRS simply takes the money and doesn’t ask questions.
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