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Did you know that by writing 5 numbers on a tax return the Internal Revenue Service will pay you $6,600 for doing nothing?  According to the Treasury Inspector General's Office the IRS is defrauded between $14 and $16 billion each tax season.  Nearly 30 million tax filers (not taxpayers) share in a $60 billion dollar pie called Earned Income Credit.  Basically, if you earn between $3,000 and $45,000 and have a dependent child, you qualify for a tax credit between $300 and $7,500. 


Here is How the IRS is Defrauded $6,600!

Jane Doe writes on her 1040 Schedule C that she earned $13,720 income from an imaginary cleaning business.  Since Jane doesn't have a business, she doesn’t need to purchase any brooms, dust pans, cleaning supplies or mops.  For Jane’s efforts, she will qualify for federal tax credits of $6,600. Before the US Treasury deposits a tax refund of $4,900 into her bank account, they make a deposit into Jane Doe’s social security retirement account for $1,700.  From start to finish, Jane can complete her phantom tax return using phantom income in 15 minutes


I contacted the FBI and informed them that tax preparation companies would defraud the US Treasury of $3.7 billion during the 2013 tax season.   Unscrupulous tax preparers don't hesitate to file bogus EIC tax returns defrauding the IRS of $6,600 because they slice a $200 prep fee before the money ever reaches the hands of the tax fraud.   


I issued a press release entitled "Tax Technology Would Save IRS $3.7 Billion in Next 60 Days".   The article had 881 readers.  This included nearly 75 from the counties of France and Germany.  Why would those countries be so interested in learning about tax fraud technology in the United States?


$5,000 Cash Refund or 10 IED’s

The IRS should consider offering EIC tax frauds the choice of receiving $5,000 cash or 10 IED's.   Terrorists shouldn't have to be burdened with going to the bank and then having to negotiate the purchase of improvised explosive devices. 


I estimate terrorists obtained 40,000 fraudulent 2012 EIC tax refunds that paid them $200 million this past March.  According to Wikipedia the avg. cost of an IED is $500.  As a result of the IRS ineptness at preventing tax fraud, the US Treasury may have just funded 400,000 IED's.   Why should American troops potentially suffer?


Last fall Randall Sorensen CPA provided the IRS a solution to prevent massive tax fraud.  The IRS kicked the tires for a month only to come back and say: 1) they didn’t have any money and 2) the idea of testing tax returns in real-time lacked innovation.  Really…..   I guess Pony Express trumps Federal Express in the eyes of the IRS.  In contrast, the cash strapped IRS managed to pay $500 million to software developer Strong Castle.  The company was “friends” with an influential IRS employee.  That is pure fraud.


The IRS doesn’t want American taxpayers to know what a complete sieve they are at preventing tax fraud.  Over the course of 20 years, one unscrupulous taxpayer can defraud the US Treasury as much as $300,000 and never have to pay a dime or work a day in their life.  One final rub, the tax fraud qualifies for a retirement because the IRS withheld Social Security taxes from their phantom job.  Speaking of retirement, I believe it’s time to permanently retire the IRS unless they can demonstrate the ability to prevent massive tax fraud that jeopardizes the safety of our troops.

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Dear Congressman Issa:


Have you ever known a firefighter to get paid for putting out a fire that never existed?  Taxpayers need to prepare themselves for another sucker punch to their stomach courtesy of corrupt Internal Revenue Service employees. Last April I caught the IRS with their pants on the ground.  I set my trap in September of 2012 to confirm whether IRS employees were engaging in fraud.  It took eight months but I was able to prove that IRS was taking credit for conducting phantom investigations and for issuing fictitious results on work that was never performed.  


This should outrage every American who is forced to work for Uncle Sam between January until May to pay their income taxes.  Granted, the IRS employee also goes off to work but instead of putting in an honest day’s work they spend their day fabricating jobs to justify their government paycheck.  The web becomes further tangled when IRS employees prepare reports on the results of investigations that never took place.  The government defines embezzlement as the “unlawful conversion or misappropriation of any voucher, money, or item of value of the United States”  


Currently the IRS is using fraud technology that is 20 years old.  Do you still use the cell phone you purchased in 1993?  Do you still use the cell phone you purchased three years ago?


Statistics released by the IRS show that electronic audits are 10 times more efficient than IRS field agents.  I offered to test 30 million tax returns in 30 minutes and the IRS informed me that my idea of testing tax returns in real-time lacked innovation. The IRS would rather plod along hiring more government workers which places a tremendous burden of having to create more phantom jobs.


Americans are tired of being bullied by an unscrupulous agency that has morphed into a giant fraud.  If Congress were to embrace technology from the 21st century they could reduce the IRS workforce -50% and put the remaining 50% on notice that continued advancements in technology may eliminate their positions. 


Randall Sorensen CPA CFF


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