so ignorant!!!!!!!!!! you know how many people work and get their taxes taken away and they dont claim them because of their status? It's so ignorant because you probabbly dont even know a spanish family and know the way they live and how much they money they just give away to the government.
Illegal Aliens Receive Billions in IRS Tax Benefits
Friday, 23 Sep 2011 05:17 PM
By James Walsh
On July 7, 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury's inspector general for tax
administration issued a startling report entitled "Individuals Who Are Not
Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable
No wonder the nation's finances are in turmoil.
According to the Treasury report, foreign nationals not authorized to work
in the United States and ineligible for a Social Security Number (SSN) are
nevertheless receiving government help from the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS). The IRS currently issues undocumented aliens an Individual Taxpayer
Identification Number (ITIN) to facilitate their filing of tax returns.
Many illegal workers are paid in cash "under the table" and thus file no tax
forms at all; but a number of undocumented workers, according to the
Treasury report, are receiving public benefits contrary to federal and state
For example, the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit
(ACTC) allow payment of federal funds as tax benefits to undocumented
aliens. Add to these the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and the result is
tax refunds that provide incentives for foreign nationals to enter, reside,
and work in the United States without authorization and in violation of
current U.S. immigration law.
The CTC, ACTC, and EITC have come under review because of the significant
volume of Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) returns filing
for these credits using fraudulent data, such as names and SSNs.
The Treasury report notes that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009 (ARRA) temporarily increased ACTC eligibility by changing the income
threshold for calculating the credits in 2009 and 2010. The result was that
in 2010, undocumented alien (ITIN) filers were able to claim higher tax
refunds that totaled $4.2 billion. They represent an increase from $924
million in 2005.
******It is clear that unauthorized aliens are filing ITIN tax returns with
fraudulent data. The Treasury report found that "One common type of
fraudulent refund involves taxpayers fabricating a Wage and Tax Statement
(Form W-2) that shows excess withholding and results in a tax refund."******
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