Indiana blocks $78 million in wrongful tax refunds

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Indiana tax investigators say they have blocked $78 million in illegitimate income tax refunds from being collected.

The state Department of Revenue says a special investigations unit discovered more than 39,000 returns relying on identity theft to falsely claim $39 million. State investigators are building cases to present to prosecutors by the end of the year.

Another $39 million in wrongful claims came from legitimate filers who could not provide evidence they deserved specific tax credits or deductions.

The agency determined some of those cases to be honest mistakes while others appeared to be intentional cheating.


  • bogus dependents
    I guess you have never heard of immigrants using many devious ways to claim dependents that they don't have.
  • Why?
    Legal - I am confused as to what that has to do with the price of tea in China? Whether you are a legal or an illegal citizen makes no difference on whether one owes taxes or not. Just as it makes no difference on whether the income is derived from legal or illegal activities. The government still gets their cut...
    • To "legal citizen"
      If anything, cheating on taxes would make non-citizens more American.
    • just wondering
      just wondering how many were illegal citizens or those using false ss#s and or claiming dependents that are not citizens

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