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-- -- break who was watching the IRS -- that some 700.
And 41 tax returns worth more than a million dollars came from a single address in Florida -- just the tip of the iceberg.
There's a report blasting -- -- higher risk for not rooting out widespread fraud.
Fraud that could cost the taxpayer you billions of dollars.
-- and time.
-- Washington what did you find out Steve.
Well bill this report from the inspector general for the Treasury Department found.
Different mailing address -- -- multiple returns were filed.
Resulting in millions of dollars in fraudulent refunds for example from one single address in Atlanta Georgia.
Returns were filed and refunds were issued there are totaling 46 point three million dollars.
In another case -- Madras in Oxnard California was used.
Where more than 2500.
-- returns were mailed.
For refunds of nearly ten point four million dollars the report says the iris is not establish adequate controls over those submitting.
For individual taxpayer identification numbers.
These are usually the numbers assigned to non resident workers and they're known as ITI -- -- -- how to we've learned about this fraud and has the IRS issued a comment street.
-- right well it all came to light because of complaints by congress.
To congress by IRS employees who saw this going on wanted congress to know about it.
The report says the agency needs better training.
And documentation so they can spot these questionable applications for ATI and numbers and stop the fraud.
But when it occurs now the agency itself responded to the report by saying quote the IRS has moved quickly and aggressively to address seizures that were identified.
We have already taken major steps to strengthen our documentation standards required.
In order to obtain an ITI and then we have significantly increased their scrutiny of applications congress likely to be looking further into this as well.
One key member of a house subcommittee saying this kind of red flag ought to draw more scrutiny congressman Charles who -- -- saying we need to know why.
The IRS is not catching this fraud bill that your your follow it thank you Steve -- -- -- there in Washington on that.
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