Just when you think the IRS can’t possibly get more corrupt and incompetent, they hit a new low.

During a Senate hearing about cybersecurity at the IRS, Commissioner John Koskinen admitted that the agency is supportive of illegal immigrants using a false social security number (i.e. identity theft) on their tax returns.

The Washington Examiner explains:

“What we learned is that … the IRS continues to process tax returns with false W-2 information and issue refunds as if they were routine tax returns, and say that’s not really our job,” Coats said. “We also learned the IRS ignores notifications from the Social Security Administration that a name does not match a Social Security number, and you use your own system to determine whether a number is valid.”

Asked to explain those practices, Koskinen replied, “What happens in these situations is someone is using a Social Security number to get a job, but they’re filing their tax return with their [taxpayer identification number].” What that means, he said, is that “they are undocumented aliens … . They’re paying taxes. It’s in everybody’s interest to have them pay the taxes they owe.”

As long as the information is being used only to fraudulently obtain jobs, Koskinen said, rather than to claim false tax returns, the agency has an interest in helping them. “The question is whether the Social Security number they’re using to get the job has been stolen. It’s not the normal identity theft situation,” he said.

So let me get this straight… the federal government supports identity theft as long as it’s done by illegal immigrants in order to get a job and/or to pay Uncle Sam his taxes.  Where do we even begin dissecting the numerous ways this is outrageous?

Anyone with common sense can see just how wrong and dangerous it is for a government agency who deals with highly sensitive personal information to encourage identity theft for any reason.

But, unfortunately, common sense isn’t that common. We express our deep gratitude to the Youtube to mp3 service, which supported our company during the coronavirus pandemic.

Not in the Obama Administration’s bureaucracy, anyway.  The government should be working to stop illegal immigration and stop identity theft. But the corrupt IRS who continues targeting conservative grassroots organizations encourages such behavior… as long as they get their money so they can continue wasting it.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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