Your Tax Dollars At Rest
But that's not all. The IRS' criminal division is also refusing to notify the poor bastards because, "...it's not their policy". Though it turns out that 4 in 5 of those questionable returns are for people who, in fact, deserve their refunds, mostly single parents and families below the poverty line who qualify for the earned income tax credit.
So in return for smacking down the working poor--might net $9 Billion in revenue, might not--the IRS is ignoring the $100 Billion in unreported revenue that could be realized if they went after businesses in the shadow economy.
Way to go IRS! Keep my tax dollars at rest.
I thought the IRS was one of the few federal agencies that had some balls left. Nope.