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ID:

110

Date:

2006-12-04

Headline:

How the IRS failed to stop $200 million in bogus refunds

Reporter's name:

Kevin McCoy

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

USA TODAY

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

USA TODAY used FOIA to obtain a report assessing how the Internal Revenue Service failed to stop $200 million in bogus refunds for 2006. The report showed that "multiple warning signs calling for more formal oversight reviews were missed by multiple organizations" and that "many of the most critical issues were entirely preventable."

Keywords:

tax refunds; IRS Electronic Fraud Detection System; Charles Grassley


Agencies:

IRS

States:

US

Categories:

taxes


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