Skip to comments.Bush Removes Provision Requiring Back taxes From Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 05/19/2007 3:54:46 AM PDT by Jim Noble
The Bush administration insisted on a little-noticed change in the bipartisan Senate immigration bill that would enable 12 million undocumented residents to avoid paying back taxes or associated fines to the Internal Revenue Service, officials said.
An independent analyst estimated the decision could cost the IRS tens of billions of dollars.
A provision requiring payment of back taxes had been in the initial version of a bill proposed by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat. But the administration called for the provision to be removed due to concern that it would be too difficult to figure out which illegal immigrants owed back taxes...
"It is important that the reformed immigration system is workable and cost efficient," Stanzel said. "Determining the past tax liability would have been very difficult and costly and extremely time consuming."...
Laura Capps, a spokeswoman for Kennedy, said a provision for requiring back taxes was in Kennedy's original bill and that Chertoff called for it to be removed. "Chertoff thought it would be too challenging to accurately determine the amount of an applicant's back taxes," she said.
Administration officials said many illegal immigrants do not get paychecks that can be audited, making it difficult to determine tax liability.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
BS. This is just more of the nonsense made up BS from the rabid Bush haters. The provision for back taxes is IN the bill. This bill is a terrible and should be defeated but the rabid Bush haters do NOT help matters when they manufacture LIES about the bill.
If true, El Presidente is to the LEFT of Kennedy.
“Administration officials said many illegal immigrants do not get paychecks that can be audited, making it difficult to determine tax liability.”
And yet they are sure that there are 12 million. I am done with taxes. You pay for them, Jorge.
Any provision of ‘difficulty’ will be removed
by activist judges. THAT has been the plan all along.
America is a shining jewel to be held aloft to the world as an example of freedom, liberty, prosperity and goodness, NOT to be made common with the rest of the world to be raped and pillaged by globalists.
Extreme anger - words fail me.
Have your Driver licence revoked? Call 1-800-SENATE
Criminal Record? Call 1-800-SENATE
Owe back child support? Call 1-800-SENATE
Being their making everything else legal.
yay Bush. good ol W. whoopee.
I’m against this bill, too, but it’s funny how suddenly the Boston Globe is the paper of record when it’s bashing Bush.
Will they do the same for Americans? Isn’t that discrimination? Does anyone in the gov. care?
How can anyone know for sure that it is or isn't when the bill is still being tampered with in smoky back rooms? Besides, if you think rounding up 12+ million illegals is an impossible task today, wait until you try collecting their taxes after this abomination of legislation becomes law. Dream on.
Does each illegal immigrant also get 10 acres and a mule?
In Ct they are trying to pass a bill that will give the anchor babies college tuition, read it yesterday in Hartford Courant.
Fifth Column Chorus: "We absolutely, positively rock. We've Chappaquidicked America
with a bill no one in Congress could have possibly read,
guaranteeing our relections and pensions, and support of families and hacks, forever,
all financed by the stupid American taxpaying sheeple as suckers,
and in the future financed by their stupid children and grandchildren,
in a bill hacktogether in smokey rooms by La Raza, and kept in secret from America ... by us.
The American sheeple are now our bitches. So its time to get drunk
and sandwich some unsuspecting waitresses."
My wife is from Mexico. She came here legally. She went to school here legally and paid out of state tuition. She lives the American dream and did it the correct and legal way. She is mad as hell about this bill.
It pains me, but I can no longer support this President, because obviously cares nothing about what the majority of his party and Amercians are telling him.
.....like it's EASY FOR THE REST OF US to determine OUR tax liability?
Isn't it 67,000 pages of IRS tax code now?
"Difficulty" has never been an allowable excuse for law abiding U.S. citizens with respect to determining our tax liability and filing our returns.
Oh, if only our nation's capitol would break off and fall into the sea! Our government has become a hateful, stinking pile of corruption.
Criminals have taken over the country.
Please extend my welcome to your wife.
Where can I read the text to see it?
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