Overall, the agency “has made little improvement in reducing EITC improper payments,” the report said.
The Earned Income Tax Credit awards tax refunds to many low-income individuals and families, especially those who have children.
The IRS said Tuesday that EITC errors arise from a variety of causes, including the complex nature of the law, the ever-shifting EITC-eligible population and the nature of the credit.
“The reduction of improper payments is a top priority for the IRS, and we are making progress in this area,” the agency said in a statement. “We will continue to work hard to get the credit to those who are eligible while protecting against improper payments.”
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