The Internal Revenue Service says everyone who is employed in the United States — even those who are working here illegally — must report income and pay taxes. Of course, undocumented workers are not supposed to have a social security number. So for them to pay taxes, the IRS created what’s called an ITIN, an individual taxpayer identification number. A 9-digit ITIN number issued by the IRS provides both resident and nonresident aliens with a unique identification number that allows them to file tax returns.
Instead of being thrown out on their ears, those who are in the country unlawfully are officially acknowledged as semi-citizens. What could go wrong? Here’s what:
Each spring, at tax preparation offices all across the nation, many illegal immigrants are now eagerly filing tax returns to take advantage of a tax loophole, using their ITIN numbers to get huge refunds from the IRS.
The loophole is called the Additional Child Tax Credit. It’s a fully-refundable credit of up to $1000 per child, and it’s meant to help working families who have children living at home.
But 13 Investigates has found many undocumented workers are claiming the tax credit for kids who live in Mexico – lots of kids in Mexico.
“We’ve seen sometimes 10 or 12 dependents, most times nieces and nephews, on these tax forms,” the whistleblower told Eyewitness News. “The more you put on there, the more you get back.”
Big Government knows all about the ongoing looting spree.
Last year, the inspector general released a new report showing the problem now costs American tax payers more than $4.2 billion.
However, since the main purpose of our Hopey Changey federal government is to inflict “social justice” by stealing wealth from those who create it to give to those who have no right to it, the IRS is making no discernible effort to stop this insanity. The money will continue to gush as if from a shattered water main until the impending Cloward-Piven collapse brings the sick farce liberals are making of America to an end.
On a tip from GoY.