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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 taxpayers 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. “Taxpayers identified as victims of employment-related identity theft are not notified,” the inspector general said.
originally posted by: Arizonaguy
a reply to: queenofswords
Actually, there are loopholes, which I have yet to see Trump address, and that's disappointing. 1099 contract labor doesn't need to be Everified, except on federal jobs. Contract labor is epidemic in the construction industry, and that is how so many illegals continue to work. Make Everifying contract labor mandatory
originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
a reply to: Arizonaguy
You know, temp agencies are terrible about this.
We hired a bunch of temps, the agency is responsible for background checks. They supposedly all passed. When the time came to end the temporary status and bring them into the company, five people quit knowing they couldn't pass our background check.
Temp agencies are a scourge.