IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told senators on Tuesday that the IRS is encouraging illegal immigrants to illegally use stolen Social Security numbers for legitimate purposes.
He made the statement during a session of the Senate Finance Committee in response to a question from Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana.
Coats said that his staff had discovered the practice after looking into IRS procedures.
Coats asked specifically why the IRS appears to be collaborating with taxpayers who file tax returns using fraudulent information:
“What we learned is that … the IRS continues to process tax returns with false W-2 information and issue refunds as if they were routine tax returns, and say that’s not really our job,” Coats said. “We also learned the IRS ignores notifications from the Social Security Administration that a name does not match a Social Security number, and you use your own system to determine whether a number is valid.”
IRS Commissioner Koskinen responded: (Get this folks…)
“they are undocumented aliens … . They’re paying taxes. It’s in everybody’s interest to have them pay the taxes they owe.”
Ends justify the means at the IRS!
Koskinen went on to say:
“The question is whether the Social Security number they’re using to get the job has been stolen. It’s not the NORMAL identity theft situation,”
Not the NORMAL identity theft? Abnormal identity theft? Horrific!! The Federal Government is endorsing, condoning, and encouraging identity theft and breaking of the law!
IRS Commissioner Koskinen dug himself even deeper when he went on to say that the agency wanted to differentiate “bad” misuse of personal data from other misuse!
“There are questions about whether there’s a way we could simply advise people… . A lot of the time those Social Security numbers are borrowed from friends and acquaintances and they know they’ve been used, other times they don’t.”
SERIOUSLY??? See the actual testimony here!
So now the IRS says that there is bad lawbreaking and good lawbreaking! What have we come to?
It gets worse!!! Koskinen actually wants Congress to make legislation to effectively “Make it all OK!”
When did we get so far away from right and wrong? What about the LEGAL citizens of whom the Social Security number was stolen from in the first place? Do they not matter?
What happens when someone collects the return as well? Would never happen!!!
“After a few phone calls, it became clear for Krowski. Her Social Security number had been compromised. Someone else had used her name and number to file taxes — presumably to try to steal her tax refund.”
All the while, the IRS is condoning Social Security Identity Theft!
Unbelievable! Of course there is also the massive IRS data breach that was also much bigger than first thought!
IRS Identity Theft has increased 650% since 2008. I wonder who got elected in 2008? MADDENING!!!