An occasional Alexandria commenter has just forwarded this video to me from Indianapolis TV station WTHR.
Their report documents illegal aliens filing for refunds under their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and using the Additional Child Tax Credit to claim additional refund dollars on the basis of children living abroad, including nieces and nephews.
The report documents individual refunds ranging from $11,000 upward and estimates the scale of the fraud nationwide to approach billions of dollars in ineligible refunds.
Update: The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration’s Final Report issued on July 7, 2011, glimpsed briefly onscreen later in the video.
H. M. Stuart