IRS to Address Problem of Fraudulent Tax Refunds to Nonresident Aliens


In a report the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) called on the IRS to improve its controls over the issuance of tax refunds to nonresident aliens so as to prevent making refunds in error. Once the erroneous refunds are repatriated out of the United States by nonresident aliens residing overseas, the chances of retrieving them are virtually nil.

The report highlighted the fact that such refunds in error could result in heavy losses to the government of the United States as the incidents of these inaccurate refunds is high.

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