According to testimony given at a hearing led by U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL6) last week, the IRS owes 75 percent of taxpayers refunds for wrongful civil asset forfeiture seizures. Despite this, only 16 percent have received refunds.
For three years, Roskam, who ranks fourth among the House Republican leadership, has led the fight in Congress to stop abuses of civil asset forfeiture by the IRS. His work has broad bipartisan support. In 2017, together with John Lewis (D-GA5), Roskam pushed to have refunds given to those who had had assets taken without reason.