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IRS Gives Billions in Tax Refunds to Illegals

PositivelyUp Wrote: May 24, 2012 9:00 AM
As Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration reported in July 2011, and as an Indiana television station widely reported, undocumented workers have been claiming refundable tax credits for children who are not living in the United States. Refundable credits are those that can result in refunds even if a filer has zero tax liability. Exploitation the child tax credit has cost taxpayers billions. The Ways and Means Committee believes the provision passed will save taxpayers at least $7.6 billion over the next decade. The reconciliation measure that passed on 5-10-12 ,requires that every tax filer file a Social Security number for each child they claim the credit. ABOUT TIME...I suppose we can thank Obama's tax team for this dig!
PositivelyUp Wrote: May 24, 2012 9:05 AM
The records started in 2005 that I googled. This apparently started under Bush...why am I not surprised.
WTHR, the NBC affiliate in Indianapolis, recently reported about how millions of illegal aliens are getting billions of dollars in U.S. tax refunds without having paid a dime in income taxes. The story instantly went viral because it's true. You won't believe what illegals are getting away with, and our government is enabling them.

Here's how it works.

Illegal immigrants cannot qualify for legitimate Social Security numbers, which would entitle them to work legally in the U.S. and file income tax returns, but the Internal Revenue Service allows them to apply for nine-digit individual taxpayer identification numbers, or ITINs, which also are used...