IRS to pay refunds to illegal immigrants

February 16, 2015

sales taxNon-taxpaying illegal immigrants will be eligible to receive tax refunds once they receive Social Security numbers, the IRS chief told Congress last week. [Washington Times]

As many as 4 million illegal immigrants may now receive work permits and Social Security numbers under President Barack Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty program. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified to the U.S. House oversight committee on Wednesday that the 4 million undocumented immigrants could receive refunds whether or not they pay any taxes.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program allows low-income workers to apply for IRS refunds. If low-income illegal immigrants can prove that they worked, whether on the books or off the books, they can receive tax refunds from the EITC program, Koskinen said.

Additionally, immigrants who used substitute social security numbers in order to pay taxes will become eligible for refunds when they obtain proper social security numbers, Koskinen said. About 700,000 illegal immigrants currently work and pay taxes.

Koskinen told the oversight committee that he does not know how much money the IRS will have to pay out in refunds to illegal immigrants and that the White House did not consult him prior to adopting the amnesty program. The maximum annual credit for non-taxpayers is between $500 and $600 per individual.


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39 Comments

  1. unlisted says:

    I’m outraged that illegal aliens will get tax refunds and pay no taxes! Only American corporations are supposed to be able to do that!

    For example:

    “From 2008 to 2013, while GE made over $33.9 billion in United States profits, it received a total tax refund of more than $2.9 billion from the Internal Revenue Service. G.E.’s effective U.S. corporate income tax rate over this six year period was -9 percent.”

    “Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS in 2010, even though it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of more than $1.3 trillion.”

    “Pfizer, one of the largest prescription drug companies in America, not only paid no federal income taxes from 2010 to 2012, it received $2.2 billion in tax refunds from the IRS at the same time it made $43 billion in profits worldwide.”

    Learn more at http://www.sanders.senate.gov/top-10-corporate-tax-avoiders

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  2. Myself says:

    What the Govt and the people that run it don’t understand is that the Goose is getting tired of spitting out golden eggs, that are given away willy nilly to every useless thing that comes along.

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  3. Rambunctious says:

    It’s all part of the transformation of our nation…..

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  4. Pelican1 says:

    Exactly what is it that the government DOESN’T understand about the meaning of the word illegal? Are we no longer a nation of laws? Is this not the very fabric on which we were founded? Is the Constitution no longer worth the paper on which it was written?
    Perhaps it’s time to just hand over the keys to Mexico, and call it a day.

    il•le•gal
    (ɪˈli gəl)

    adj.
    1. forbidden by law or statute.
    2. contrary to or forbidden by official rules or regulations.
    n.
    3. an illegal immigrant.
    [1620–30; < Medieval Latin]
    il•le′gal•ly, adv.
    syn: illegal, unlawful, illicit, criminal describe actions not in accord with law. illegal refers to violation of statutes or, in games, codified rules: an illegal seizure of property; an illegal block in football. unlawful is a broader term that may refer to lack of conformity with any set of laws or precepts, whether natural, moral, or traditional: an unlawful transaction. illicit most often applies to matters regulated by law, with emphasis on the way things are carried out: the illicit sale of narcotics. criminal refers to violation of a public law that is punishable by a fine or imprisonment: Robbery is a criminal act….and America is being robbed!

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