Elizabeth Ramero is a 14 year old from Kennewick, believed to be in danger. She was last seen getting into her boyfriend's car outside Phoenix HS. But police say the 19 year old may have taken Ramero against her will to Mexico. They are looking for Edwardo Flores Rosales. The pair may be in a dark green Ford Escape SUV. Call 911 if you see them.
IRS paid more than $110 billion in improper tax credits
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated PressPublished: Oct 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM PSTLast Updated: Oct 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM PST
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Treasury investigator says the Internal Revenue Service has paid out more than $110 billion in tax credits over the past decade to people who didn't qualify for them.
The Earned Income Tax Credits were intended for poor working families. In a report released Tuesday, the IRS inspector general said more than one-fifth of all credits paid under the program went to people who didn't qualify.
The inspector general said the IRS is not doing enough to reduce the improper payments. The report said IRS efforts are hampered by unscrupulous tax preparers as well as honest families that have trouble calculating the complicated credit.
The EITC is one of the nation's largest anti-poverty programs. In 2011, more than 27 million families received nearly $62 billion in credits.