Interesting report, which I'm pretty sure you haven't read, only copied some conservative talking points<quoted text>Are they Americans? These people aren't--bitch up a storm now-I will wait: Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten 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, North Carolina, 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; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-sent-4637...
so from the little I've read, there has been a problem with the process since its inception in 1996 (Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress and enacted the change to the tax code)
upon complaints by 2 IRS employees, the IRS launched an investigation.
the number of ITIN's being turned down has increased since CY 2008
the IG reported there are serious problems
7 of the 9 recommendations of the report have been adopted by the IRS.
so what have we learned
there is a problem with the tax code, has been since 1996. nothing was done to fix the problem until the Obama administration.
BTW, I wouldn't give credit to the White House politicians for correcting the problem, I'll bet is the career bureaucrats....
oh, and I'm pretty sure the same problem was happening under the Bush administration, only they failed to investigate it