Fantastic. Government Gave Jailed Prisoners $49K Last Year in Vehicle Credits

Oh, this is just grand.
At least 29 jailed prisoners received $49,000 last for vehicle credits.
TaxProf Blog reported:

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration today released Individuals Received Millions of Dollars in Erroneous Plug-in Electric and Alternative Motor Vehicle Credits (2011-41-011):

Approximately $33 million in credits for plug-in electric and alternative-fueled vehicles credits were erroneously claimed by at least 12,920 taxpayers through July 24, 2010. … That means about 20% of the $163.9 million in credits claimed by taxpayers from January 1, 2010 to July 24, 2010 for plug-in electric and alternative motor vehicle credits were claimed in error. In the course of its review, TIGTA also found that 1,719 of the 12,920 individuals also erroneously reduced the amount of Alternative Minimum Tax they owed by almost $5.3 million.

According to TIGTA’s review, approximately 29 prisoners also received $49,926 in vehicle credits even though they were in prison all of Calendar Year 2009.

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