The Internal Revenue Service allowed an estimated $13.3 billion to $15.6 billion to be paid in improper claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit last fiscal year, or about 22 to 26 percent of all EITC payments, according to a new government report, which found the IRS continuing to be noncompliant with a 2010 law that sought to limit improper payments.

The IRS continues to make little progress in reducing improper EITC payments, according to the report, which was publicly released Tuesday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

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