Bill introduced to end child tax credits to illegal aliens

SCOOP--RIP, MY DEAR MAX 2011/09/22 14:25:36

Immigration Reform Examiner

September 21, 2011

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) has just introduced legislation (The Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act (HR 1956))which would block illegal aliens from receiving any further child tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service.

Rep. Johnson told reporters: “Last year illegal immigrants bilked $4.2 billion from U.S. taxpayers due to a loophole with the refundable child tax credit…That’s just wrong.”

“It’s time to close this loophole. With the dire need to cut government spending, I hope this simple fix gets a serious look as a way to stamp out waste, fraud and abuse,” Johnson said/

According to the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, HR 1956 would save taxpayers at least $10 billion by 2012, and at least $24 billion by 2021.

On September 1, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report revealing that the Internal Revenue Service doled out $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits to illegal alien in 2010.

The refunds were given in the form of the so-called ‘earned income child tax credits,’ which are designed to alleviate the tax burden on low income wage earners with children.

The problem has arisen through the use of individual taxpayer identification numbers which many illegal aliens use as they are not authorized to work in the United States and do not have legitimate Social Security numbers.

In fact, the audit showed that 72 percent of tax returns filed by those using taxpayer identification numbers, rather than Social Security numbers claimed the child tax credit.

The report states: “The payment of federal funds through this tax benefit appears to provide an additional incentive for aliens to enter, reside and work in the United States without authorization, which contradicts federal law and policy.”

The Inspector General said that the IRS should require those claiming the credit to prove that they are actually eligible to work here legally.

However, IRS management claims that they have no legal authority to ask for such proof when processing individual income tax forms.

You can view the Inspector General's report in its entirety here: http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2011reports/201141...

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  • Timetraveler 2011/09/28 14:07:00
    I love it! the irs claims to have no legal authority to ask for such proof from an illegal, but they can assign your wages for back owed taxes. what the hell is wrong with this picture?
  • Drew Peri 2011/09/25 22:28:01
  • sglmom 2011/09/23 06:08:24
    A good Start .. how about ending all public dole to ILLEGALS in the first place?
  • Richard Hungwell AKA Relent... 2011/09/22 17:45:49
    Richard Hungwell AKA Relentless
    Let me guess who is against this bill.....

    (how is this even an issue!!!)
  • Lanikai 2011/09/22 16:11:20
    Why are ILLEGALS even getting tax refunds and not deportation tickets.
  • kmay 2011/09/22 15:51:22
    How about sending all illegals home!
  • mike j 2011/09/22 15:47:48
    mike j
    I support Rep. Sam Johnson and HR1956 .(The Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act (HR 1956))which would block illegal aliens from receiving any further child tax credits from the Internal Revenue Service.

    you have my vote and support Rep Johnson .
  • JDHARTLV 2011/09/22 15:34:31
    And they say they can't find ways to save money.
  • pamela 2011/09/22 15:28:05
    You know what once this bill passes, and hopefully it will, this will most likely end illegal immigrants from entering into the US, entirely. No more anchor babies, and now, possibly ending the refundable tax credit they get for writing off their children, loosing the loophole, is the only way to handle this.
    As for the IRS management claiming they have no legal authority to ask for the proof, is all a run around and a scheme, because most illegals probably don't pay to have their taxes prepared, they go to local libraries and such, where volunteers help with that preparation. These places ask for a lot of info to prepare, Driver's license's, Visa's/ Passports, previous years tax forms, etc..... ( I know, my hubby and I are sick and tired of paying all the ridiculous fee's to have our taxes prepared, so we went this way, so we don't have to pay to have them done ),and to use this taxpayer identification numbers should never have been allowed in the first place, because, it gives the illegals a chance to hide whatever they don't want to pay plus on top of that these kind of loopholes to make sure they receive some sort of refund. The only people who should get this sort of refund, are those that are truly legal and have valid SSN's.
  • Hobbitt / Oldsquid 2011/09/22 15:24:10
    Hobbitt / Oldsquid
    They shouldn't get them in the first place as they pay no taxes to qualify...
  • Pegasis 2011/09/22 15:18:31
    I t's a damned shame that legislation is needed too stop this nuttiness.

    Why the hell don't we just make it simple and enforce immigration law that already exists?
  • perks-a real PATRIOT 2011/09/22 15:01:55
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Why are illegal people getting anything in the first place??
  • Birthpangs 2011/09/22 14:57:44
  • POODYLOU ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2011/09/22 14:48:48
  • Miss Sashay 2011/09/22 14:41:35
    Miss Sashay
    We need another man with brass nuts like Eisenhower to institute another Operation Wetback.
  • Miss Sa... Miss Sa... 2011/09/22 15:04:38
    Miss Sashay
    And before some dummy says it, I am Hispanic, American with Mexican roots who actually grew up in an illegal filled craphole and frankly, I am sick of their crap.
  • Lanikai Miss Sa... 2011/09/22 16:17:54
    Bravo, I have said that since living in south texas in the early 1980's, I HATE illegals, and their anchor wives and anchor babies.

    Up here, the trend currently is for already married hispanic males to marry a local gal and have a baby, so they are now "legal" then he brings his wife and their kids up-as legal, and he has 2 welfare women doing his bidding getting all the freebies AND huge tax refunds-talk about maximizing your returns. Geez.
  • whitewulf--the unruly mobster 2011/09/22 14:32:11
  • SCOOP--... whitewu... 2011/09/22 14:36:24
    Yes. It should be done along with the border being closed.
  • Birthpangs whitewu... 2011/09/22 14:56:55
  • SCOOP--... Birthpangs 2011/09/22 15:04:04
    I have never seen a regime like this one. They have no regard for laws and rules. They do whatever the hell they please.
  • Birthpangs SCOOP--... 2011/09/22 15:06:04
  • SCOOP--... Birthpangs 2011/09/22 15:19:40
    Me too. I did see yesterday that Rep. Darrell Issa is going to ask for a special prosecutor for "Fast and Furious."
  • Birthpangs SCOOP--... 2011/09/22 15:27:53
  • SCOOP--... Birthpangs 2011/09/22 15:38:58
    I hope and pray it becomes a reality. There is so much being done by this regime that something should stick sooner or later.
  • S. Gompers 2011/09/22 14:28:47
    S. Gompers
    If they were in Iran they would be arrested, here they get tax credits and jobs and government benefits...

  • Birthpangs S. Gompers 2011/09/22 15:40:09
  • SCOOP--... Birthpangs 2011/09/22 15:55:35
    You would never be heard from again if you did that.
  • dallasjoe 2011/09/22 14:28:00
    Wish Sam would introduce a bill Hire an Illegal get caught lose everything you own They only move here for Jobs
  • pamela dallasjoe 2011/09/22 15:36:55
    Not just jobs, but what little benefits they get, depending on what kind of people or company hires them. Some bring the entire clan, with mom to be, prego, with that chance of having that anchor baby to give them all the breaks. Time to lose the anchor baby loophole. prego chance anchor baby breaks lose anchor baby loophole mexican anchor babies not allowed
  • Lanikai pamela 2011/09/22 16:22:16
    Anchor babies are a total joke, that law was ONLY meant to apply to the children of slaves.

    Did you see the filipino lady on th enews who gave birth in international air space while on her way here, on a TRAVEL only visa? Her sister lives in Mass and says she was immigrating her with her three kids, but a travel visa isn't supposed to be used for immigration-SO we know they are all ignoring the rules (yes, the US is nearly stupid at enforcement) but she expects THIS child to be declared an American citizen allowing her to stay here. Talk about balls and nerve, send the bitch back to the phillipines.
  • pamela Lanikai 2011/09/27 22:21:07
    Totally agree, Lanakai.
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2011/09/22 14:27:46
    Demonic Rat Hunter
    Send them back to where they came from and charge them for every penny.

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