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Virginia address gets in on ‘unauthorized’ IRS refund bonanza

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irsrefundBy Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau

FREDERICKSBURG – The Internal Revenue Service sent $163,711 in refunds to a single Parksley, Va., address, where 100 individual tax identification numbers were issued by the agency.

Forty-eight tax returns were filed at the address, according to a Treasury Inspector General’s investigation. The tiny Accomack County town has just 842 residents.

And that was far from the most bizarre.

The IRS sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same Atlanta address in 2011, according to a CNS News report.

Additionally, 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.

Rounding out the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses were Oxnard, Calif., where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; Raleigh, N.C., 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; Phoenix, Ariz., 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; San Jose, Calif., 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and Arvin, Calif., 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.

Resurfacing amid congressional debate over immigration reform, the 2012 IG report reiterated concerns raised by government auditors back in 1999.

“The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to undocumented aliens to improve nonresident alien compliance with tax laws,” the report noted at the time.

“This IRS practice seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry,” the Treasury audit concluded.

While lawmakers debate an amnesty program for millions of illegal immigrants, the IRS continues to wrestle with identification issues.

“IRS management has not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George concluded in the latest audit.

Contact Kenric Ward at [email protected] or at (571) 319-9824. @Kenricward


Kenric Ward was a former San Antonio-based reporter for Watchdog.org.

  • just saynnnnnnn

    I bet there will be a lot of legal Americans testing out these addresses, we can all get in on that. why not cant beat em join the idiots. It is obviously easy we might as well get some before it is all gone

  • Kathy3882

    I could use a few extra millions! How does one get extra tax ID numbers? Can I become an illegal alien instead of an American citizen? What a great argument to STOP the Amnesty Bill TODAY! PLEASE CALL: 202-224-3121 before 5p.m. EST today to vote NO

    Tomorrow, I’ll pass this story along to ask for a flat tax rate for all and closure of the IRS who obviously don’t know how to take care of our money safely anyway!

  • cindy

    My son filed his taxes in February and still hasnt seen his return.

  • damiclees

    Fair Tax = by by IRS NOW
    do it.. do something please

  • Becki Weaver


    The Fed is NOT a branch of the federal gov’t, but rather a group of elite bankers controlling our currency – no – debasing our currency – until they collapse it.

    Once our currency collapses, the gov’t will follow, because those gov’t workers won’t go to work if they don’t get a paycheck.

    After the dust settles (and chaos erupts in the streets,) our nation will resort to a barter exchange system. (“I’ll share my food if you fix my tractor,” NOT “I have gold so you work for me…” that scenario is NOT going to work!) The people hoarding gold will wish they’d bought farmland and learned how to farm

    During that time our country could be invaded by the enemies we’ve created.

    And meanwhile, the IRS is raping and pillaging the people. I just don’t get why people are not refusing to pay income tax, since it is actually NOT IN THE CONSTITUTION!

  • Phillipe Violette

    Amnesty will bring even more tax fraud. Abolish the IRS

  • survivor33

    Illegals equal fraud and corruption. All this monies to these addresses, and NO RED FLAG at the IRS. And then there are the middle class that pay their fair share of taxes, and like me, some of them probably had to take out a loan to pay their taxes. The illegals are living in luxury while the rest of us are paying off our loans. Give us a break Obama.

  • rdj120

    Try owing the IRS even a couple dollars, and see if they don’t dun you immediately; inadequate internal controls my Aunt Fanny. The IRS is being used as a political tool by the Obama Administration.

  • Opinionator

    As a 1 percenter all I do is pay. I have never received a refund except when I OVERPAID! Fair share of what? All of it? I will pay more when they clean up their act and not before. Stop the waste and fraud and criminal misuse of my money then talk to me about paying more! They have plenty to work with what they lack is good common business sense and integrity!

  • Larsele

    What do you want to bet there were 100 registered voters at that address too.

  • Clarence789

    For interesting details, Google “Child Tax Credit, WTHR, Segall”

    One of the workers, who was interviewed at his home in southern Indiana, admitted that four other illegal immigrants used his address to file tax returns — even though they don’t live there. These four workers claimed that not only they, but a total of 20 children between them — about 30 people — lived in the residence. As a result, the IRS sent the illegal immigrants tax refunds totaling $29,608.

  • Maybe if our sorry ass government had been protecting our border like they’re supposed to, these beaners never would have got there to screw us out of our tax dollars!! Way to go Obama, IRS and all you stupidass liberals that voted for the damn idiot!!