“With billions of dollars lost to fraud and improper payments every year, we – consumers, the IRS and Congress – have the opportunity and frankly the responsibility to address this costly and unnecessary waste.”
Executive Director, The Tax Institute at H&R Block
Understanding the sources of EITC improper payments is critical to the development and implementation of effective methods for reducing improper payment rates.
Because it is difficult for Treasury and IRS to recover improper payments, including tax refunds resulting from EITC claims, the Treasury should prohibit disbursing more than three tax refunds to a single bank account or debit card.
H&R Block CEO