Prisoner Taxes & Refunds


A new report released by the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration highlights hundreds of thousands fraudulent tax returns filed by prisoners go unchecked. Inmates file dozens of tax returns early, claiming $45-60,000 worth of income, and receiving refunds of $3500 and $6500 per fraudulent tax return.

The TIGTA audit report found the IRS actually paid out a total of at least $112 million in fraudulent refunds to prison inmates.

Read the report here.

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