Wednesday, August 31, 2016

And the IRS wonders why people don't trust them,

and sometimes flat hate them.
The IRS has discovered more than 1 million Americans whose Social Security numbers were stolen by illegal immigrants, but officials never bothered to tell the peasants paying the billstaxpayers themselves, the agency’s inspector general said in a withering new report released Tuesday.

Investigators first alerted the IRS to the problem five years ago, but it’s still not fixed, the inspector general said, and a pilot program meant to test a solution was canceled — and fell woefully short anyway.

As a result, most taxpayers don’t learn that their identities have been stolen and their Social Security files may be screwed up.
The excuses?
The IRS says its role is not to enforce immigration laws but rather to collect taxes.
He(Koskinen) also said the agency struggled to come up with a solution that wouldn’t chase illegal immigrants away from filing their taxes altogether.
Yeah.  THAT'S why they didn't tell people.  And they didn't tell the bloody SSA, either.  Too much trouble or something, or maybe that would take too much time away from using the office for Democrat-Approved Political Purposes.

“As we continue to battle and make progress against all strains of identity theft in the tax ecosystem, we recognized that we were missing an important partner in this effort — the peasants paying the billstaxpaying public,” said Ms. Schiller, who had the task of answering the inspector general.

She also vowed to figure out a system to let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know if someone’s number has been stolen.
Well, isn't that just SO damned nice of them?

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