ATLANTA -- The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to "unauthorized" alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.
The refunds, issued in 2011, were discussed in a TIGTA audit. And it wasn't just one Atlanta address that received a tremendous amount of refunds for "unauthorized" alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011.
Four of the top 10 addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to "unauthorized" aliens were in Atlanta, the audit revealed.
The audit says 11,285 "unauthorized" aliens at another Atlanta address received $2,164,976; a third Atlanta address received 3,608 refunds for $2,691,448; and a fourth Atlanta address received 2,386 refunds totaling $1,232,943.
Other locations on the IG's Top 10 list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers included:
* An address in Oxnard, Calif., where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874
* An address in Raleigh, N.C., where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212
* An address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608
* An address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302
* An address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027
* An address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877
Read the audit here. The information specific to Atlanta is on page 18.
Atlanta Business Chronicle)