H.R. 4005 – Tax Identity Protection Act Proposed to Address Computer System Shortfalls
Citing known deficiencies in the computer systems supporting the Taxpayer Identification Number Perfection Program, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), and nine Republican co-sponsors late last week submitted H.R.4005, the Tax Identity Protection Act. The Act calls for the Internal Revenue Service to provide evidence on how they are addressing the problem of illegal immigrants fraudulently using Social Security numbers. “It’s unbelievable that the IRS knows illegal immigrants are using Americans’ Social Security numbers but refuses to do anything about it,” said Rep. Carter. “I’ve asked the IRS about this, and I was told that they are not even in a position to notify victims that their Social Security number was stolen and is being used fraudulently. Then they just blame it on a computer system.” Read an announcement on this Act published by
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