Report: IRS issued $4 billion in fraudulent refunds in 2012 to people using stolen identities

  • by: STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 7, 2013 - 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday.

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