Flashback: IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

Washington Times – by Stephen Dinan, March 2, 2015

The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.

President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, by working off the books and not filing tax returns.  

“Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley on Wednesday.

The IRS’s chief lawyer had reached that conclusion in 2000, and the agency has newly confirmed it, Mr. Koskinen said.

Mr. Grassley called that a mockery of the law and said he will try to write a bill specifically prohibiting it.

“The tax code shouldn’t reward those who broke our immigration laws,” the Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said in a statement.

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3 thoughts on “Flashback: IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes

  1. everyone of us should just stop paying these crooks

    shit will end , sure theres going to be a fight ..what the Fck we waiting on .. for our infant kids to fight it?

  2. Articles like this are designed to infuriate American nationals and begin the discussion as to why ILLEGALS get refunds when having cheated on tax returns, yet A. nationals don’t, etc..

    NONE of us owe a danged cent, including illegals, unless working for the fed. govt. in some capacity.

    They say cheated, by working off the books and not filing tax returns. None of us should be filing FEDERAL or STATE INCOME tax returns. The only reason it’s done now is to get the money refunded that they by way of FRAUD call taxes that they have convinced most people that they owe.

    This is just one topic that if a significant amount of people knew about the ABSOLUTE THIEVERY being done to them, these ****** would hang!

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