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The Internal Revenue Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Department investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves’ pockets over the next five years.
In one example, investigators found a single address in Lansing, Mich., that was used to file 2,137 separate tax returns.
Wonder if this is the reason why my child has not received her refund.
The irs said they deposited the money, but the bank has no record of it and we are certain the bank is free and clear on this one. I feel like the bank has done all it can do in this case.
Basically, it is lost, the bank does not know where it is, and the irs said they deposited it, according to their records that is. We are about to send notice that there will be no more taxes paid until this issue is resolved.
Now we are jumping through hoops to get the money without any real answers.
edit on 2-8-2012 by Skewed because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by seeker1963
The IRS should have a digital record of the electronic transfer, enabling them to find out who got it! Keep on em, because if you don't, you will never see it!
In another case, a single residential address in Chicago was the source of 765 tax returns, generating more than $900,000 in potentially fraudulent refunds, the report said. ...