Skip to comments.Groups want Trump to close loophole allowing illegal immigrants to abuse tax credits
Posted on 02/09/2017 2:51:42 PM PST by SkyPilot
Illegal immigrants need only one number to access billions of dollars in free taxpayer cash.
The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) unlocks an exclusive gateway for non-citizens to receive monies meant for working, low-income Americans. The nine-digit code was created by bureaucrats in 1996 for foreigners who had to deal with the IRS. It allows people without a Social Security number, including those in the country illegally, to file taxes.
Its just a farce to say it was created to collect taxes, Robert Rector, senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, told Fox News. Its nothing but a welfare program designed for illegal immigrants. ITINS are for tourists or illegals. No ITIN filer is eligible to work in the United States.
The problem with ITIN, critics say, is gives non-citizens access to federal cash that they should not be entitled to receive. Once illegal immigrants file ITIN tax returns, they can apply for a Child Tax Credit which entitles them to $1,000 per child. Unlike the Earned Income Tax Credit, which requires a Social Security Number to qualify, the Child Tax Credit is a cash program that does not.
Critics say that makes it ripe for abuse.
Numerous investigations by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration have chronicled not only improper Child Tax Credit fraud and error payments ranging from $5.9 billion to $7.1 billion, but schemes such as nearly 24,000 ITIN payments going to the same address. The audit reports also found IRS management was not concerned with addressing questionable applications but interested only in the volume of applications that can be processed, regardless of whether they are fraudulent.
Another audit report examining ITIN usage found Child Tax Credit claims more than quadrupled in five years, from $924 million in 2005 to $4.2 billion in 2010.
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This one is a no brainer, but that won't stop weak knee RINOs, Democrats, Illegal Invader advocacy groups, George Soros, the dishonest media, and the rest from opposing this common sense reform.
Illegal Invaders use this program like an ATM machine. The IRS admitted 3 years ago that it does not even challenge the forms submitted for tax credits, it just processes them! And if an Illegal Invader claims 5, 6, 7, or 12 "children" as theirs, the IRS just doles out the ca$h.
And it is costing us Billions, each and every year.
Illegal aliens have been using this scam to drain the Treasury of billions of dollars every year.
And then tax all remittances outside of the US at 25% unless the sender can show that the money was legally earned.
I would suggest non citizens deserve no taxpayer cash.
Cut it off instead. Then they will not need one number.
How will all the Government Employees and Members of Congress survive if we eliminate the ITIN Fraud?? They all Have 4 or 5 of them and file every year. Or Am I the only that notices they drive some of the finest cars made and live in the nicest homes on $50-k annually.
Millions of those dependent children residing in this country “live” in U.S. mail boxes located within 100 feet of the Mexican border. Some schools have dozens of students living in those tiny little mail boxes.
Close Loop Hole!
The only tax dollars to illegals should be for prison and deportation period.
Watch the video I posted at post #1, which was a news program that documented the fraud. The Illegal Invaders know they don’t even need to pretend these children live in the US. They just put 12, 15, or 25 nieces and nephews from Mexico claiming child tax credits, and the IRS cuts the checks, no questions asked.
I don’t know about the number but you are correct in that they are crossing the border
daily to attend school while living in Mexico proper. There were some threads on this
back a few years ago.
That savings alone might pay for the Wall.
YES!! This is something that drives me crazy. Libs claim that just because an illegal has a TIDN, that means “they pay taxes” when the reality is they use the number to claim all kinds of extra payments and get refunds. They are NOT tax payers. They are tax form filers. Big difference.
And yet the libs bitch that Voter IDs “disenfranchise” blacks and the poor.
A good portion of it.
It is beyond ridiculous that this fraud is allowed to continue. And trust me, it is not as if Congress was unaware. In 2013, Paul Ryan and Patty Murray hatched a budget scheme to screw our disabled veterans and retired veterans out of a portion of the pensions.
Senator Sessions and Senator Coburn led an effort to overturn the child tax credit scheme in order to reinstate the money stolen from military pensions.
Senate liberals went nuts, and mounted a full court press to keep the fraud gravy train moving.
It's all on the net if you search. The whole ugly and shameful mess.
IRS missing billions in ID theft
By Josh Lederman / FR Posted by MrChips
WASHINGTONThe IRS Service may have delivered more than $5 billion in refund checks to identity thieves who filed fraudulent tax returns for 2011, Treasury Dept investigators said Thursday. They estimate another $21 billion could make its way to ID thieves' pockets over the next five years.
The IRS is detecting far fewer fraudulent tax refund claims than actually occur, according to a government audit that warned the widespread problem could undermine public trust in the U.S. tax system.
Although the IRS detected about 940,000 fraudulent returns for last year claiming $6.5 billion in refunds, there were potentially another 1.5 million undetected cases of thieves seeking refunds after assuming the identity of a dead person, child or someone else who normally wouldn't file a tax return.
In one example, investigators found a single address in Lansing, Mich., that was used to file 2,137 separate tax returns. The IRS issued more than $3.3 million in refunds to that address. Three addresses in Florida, the epicenter of the identity theft crisis, filed more than 500 returns totaling more than $1 million in refunds for each address.
In another troubling scenario, hundreds of refunds were deposited into the same bank accounta red flag for investigators searching for ID thieves who may be filing for refunds for multiple people. In one instance, the IRS deposited 590 refunds totaling more than $900,000 into one account. http://www.twincities.com/national/ci_21218839/irs-missing-billions-id-theft (Excerpt) Read more at twincities.com ...
NOTE....most of this fraud is on the basis of earned income tax credit.....
ICE's "documents and benefits fraud task force" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington state rapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.
<><> Another illegal used multiple identites to bilk UI systems of some $3.5 million.
US Dept of the Treasury Says Illegal Aliens Collecting Billions in Tax Credits According to the US Dept of Treasurys Inspector General, more than $4.2 billion in additional child credits were paid out in 2010 to illegal immigrants. In 2005, the pay outs totaled $924 million. This program allows low income earners to claim a $1,000 per child credit. $20 billion EITC is estimated to have been paid out to these cunning "impoverished" illegals. Most of them are collecting over and over again-----using multiple identities-----falsifying official apps---claiming children they do not have and/or falsely stating kids are back in their homelands.
REFERENCE March 8, 2012 KENNER, La. -- Kenner police arrested illegal Marvin Baca who sold false W-2 forms to another illegal immigrant for $1,500. Baca sold fraudulent W-2 forms for $1,500 to other Hispanics here illegally.
Police said that on one of the forged W-2 forms had a SS no of a person living in Virginia. Police said illegal Hispanics purchase fictitious W-2 forms and file false tax returns with the government to receive EITC refunds. Baca was charged with one count of ID theft and two counts of forgery.
Abolish the income tax and the IRS.
That’s even better.