audit finds irs lacks adequate control on energy tax credits
An audit report released today by the government says efficient windows, doors and geothermal heat pumps.
The auditor conducted a sample survey of 150 tax returns and found that there was no record of ownership of the House in relation to 30% of the group.
The auditors also found that the prisoner or the person who was too young to buy the house had applied for a loan.
In the tax year of 2009, taxpayers claimed more than $5.
According to the audit, 8 billion of energy credit was included in the 2009 stimulus bill.
\"I am upset that the IRS has continued to fail to develop appropriate verification methods to distribute the Recovery Act credit,\" J. said . \"
Russell George, Inspector General of tax administration at the Ministry of Finance ).
In its written reply to the audit, the IRS stated that it would change the tax bill, require more information on credit eligibility, and will review samples of returns submitted by prisoners and minors.
\"After further review, many of the potentially erroneous claims identified in this report are actually legitimate claims of taxpayers who have the right to access credit,\" said Michelle Eldridge, head of IRS media relations, said in an email
\"The IRS continues to audit claims as required.
The audit covers two types of credit.
One of them is 30% credit, with a maximum energy limit of $1,500.
High efficiency products such as insulation, doors and windows.
The other is no cap credit for alternative energy devices such as geothermal heat pumps or solar water heaters.
Lawmakers include provisions to achieve the dual purpose of injecting money into the economy and encouraging taxpayers to invest in energy.
\"What we want to do is create incentives to stimulate consumer spending, because people buy materials from home --
Improve stores like this and buy from manufacturers, \"President Barack Obama said in his 2009 speech at Home Depot.
Stores in Alexandria, Virginia.
\"This stimulated recruitment due to the installation of local contractors and construction workers,\" he said . \".
\"It saves money for consumers ---
Maybe they have hundreds of dollars on their utility bills every year. -
In the process, it reduces our energy consumption.