Dems block eliminating IRS credit that illegal immigrants have claimed, leave in cuts for military retirees

Article subtitle: 
GOP fails in final bid to block military pension cuts in budget bill
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
18 December 2013
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., tried unsuccessfully to use a parliamentary tactic to force a vote on the amendment, which he wrote to undo the cuts for military retirees ...

Sessions wanted to instead eliminate an estimated $4.2 billion in annual spending by reining in an IRS credit that illegal immigrants [illegal aliens] have claimed.

Sessions’ office claimed the vote Tuesday to block the amendment was a vote to "cut military pensions instead of cutting welfare for illegal immigrants" ...

CAIRCO Research

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Report:
 "Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits"

Results of Review

  • Tax Law Changes and Questionable Claims Have Resulted in a Rapid Increase in Refunds for Additional Child Tax Credits Claimed by  Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States
  • Refundable credits can result in refunds even if no income tax is withheld or paid; that is, the credits can exceed the liability for the tax
  • Taxpayers Are Not Notified When Their Social Security Numbers Are  Compromised