The Internal Revenue Service cannot verify whether individuals claiming a Qualified Motor Vehicle tax deduction are entitled to a deduction at the time their tax returns are processed.

A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration found that the IRS failed to identify 4,257 individuals who claimed a total of more than $151.1 million in excessive QMV deductions. Identification of those individuals might have prevented the issuance of erroneous tax refunds.

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