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Corporations have been approved to receive $14 billion in tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service thanks to a hotly debated pandemic tax break, a government watchdog report has found.

The IRS has so far received more than 41,000 applications from businesses looking to take advantage of a provision in the March 2020 pandemic relief bill that allowed companies to apply business losses to years in which they weren’t profitable. That could then generate a quick turnaround tax refund, according to the report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that was released on Wednesday. More than 1,200 of the companies receiving a refund got more than $1 million, according to the GAO data.

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