Illegal workers got $4.2 billion in tax creditsby Hugh Holub on Sep. 06, 2011, under border issues
The Washington Post reported that undocumented workers got $4.2 billion in tax credits last year.
The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago.
Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous on whether these workers qualify for a tax break based on earned income called the additional child tax credit.
Here’s FoxNews on the story:
Talk about a tax loophole.
Undocumented workers collected $4.2 billion in a certain tax credit last year, up from less than $1 billion five years ago, according to a new audit.
The report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration looked only at a tax benefit known as the Additional Child Tax Credit, a refundable credit meant for working families. The audit found that as a result of vague U.S. law — as well as an expansion of the tax credit in stimulus legislation and other measures — the number of illegal workers collecting the money has skyrocketed.
COMMENTARY: So the illegal alien gets a tax id number because he does not have a Social Security number, files a tax return, and gets the child credit paid.
Someohow I cannot believe for a second this is some kind of accident…illegal aliens are gettng some pretty sophisticated help in getting taxpayer id numbers and gaming the system for the tax credit.
It is a crime in this country to aid and abet illegal entry…thus if you pick up an llegal alien and give him a ride you can go to jail.
How about the crime of aiding and abetting tax fraud and illegal residency?