Monday, September 2, 2013

Keep On Keeping On

I was shocked! shocked! shocked! to learn that the IRS was not really checking to see that SSNs that employers submit match the names that go with the SSN numbers. (H/T Instapundit). According to the report, there are 100 employers that filed 2,477,586 applications in three years. It would be interesting to know who those employers were and where their political contributions went. But don't worry, as their response to the IG report says, they have taken care of it (by not doing anything different - magic!):

"Our efforts include promoting the use of the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS), which allows registered employers to verify employee names and Social Security numbers for wage reporting purposes. We make the service available free at: We also continue to support DHS in its mission to increase the number of employers who use E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. DHS currently enrolls approximately 1,550 employers each week. As of June 22, 2013, there are almost 460,000 employers registered to use E-Verify at 1,370,000 employment sites. Increased use of both SSNVS and E-Verify would result in fewer wage-reporting irregularities and, therefore, would reduce the growth in the ESF. 
We consider this recommendation closed for tracking purposes. "
Seriously, why does the IRS even have an IG?

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