IRS offers extra tax refunds to illegal immigrants granted amnesty by Obama

Article CAIRCO note: 
How is the I.R.S. which is already short-staffed, going to ensure that these illegal aliens do not apply twice for tax refunds for the same children who live in or out of the United States?
Article author: 
Stephen Dinan
Article publisher: 
Washington Times
Article date: 
4 February 2015
January 2016
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirmed Tuesday that illegal immigrants granted amnesty from deportation under President Obama’s new policies would be able to get extra refunds from the IRS for money they earned while working illegally, as long as they filed returns during those years.

Illegal immigrants who are granted the amnesty will be given official Social Security numbers, which means they can go back and amend up to three years of previous tax forms to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit, potentially claiming billions of dollars in additional payments they were ineligible for before the amnesty ...

The IRS website says taxpayers have until April 15 this year to file back to 2011 claiming tax credits they didn’t ask for in their previous returns, and have until April 15, 2016, to claim tax credits from 2012 ...

CAIRCO Research

[...] video highlights a news investigation by Channel 13, WTHR in Indianapolis, regarding fraudulent refunds of taxpayer money to illegal immigrants living in the US. The refunds are based on child tax credits, when the kids live in Mexico or elsewhere ...  The title of the report summed up the IG’s Treasury Inspector General] finding: “Individuals Who Are Not Authorized to Work in the United States Were Paid $4.2 Billion in Refundable Credits.”


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