Hey, Come to the United States Illegally Get Cash!
The Washington Times is reporting The IRS is defending their decision to allow
illegal immigrants I mean criminally trespassing aliens, to claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes. The IRS took a break from targeting tea party groups, to send a letter to Congress saying, “that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.”
President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, working off the books and refusing to file tax returns.
“Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley on Wednesday.
The IRS’s chief lawyer had reached that conclusion in 2000, and the agency has newly confirmed it, Mr. Koskinen said.
Mr. Grassley said that made a mockery of the law, and said he’ll try to write a bill specifically prohibiting it.
“The tax code shouldn’t reward those who broke our immigration laws,” the Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said in a statement.
As our federal deficit heads toward $19 trillion, President Obama has found a back door way to accelerate the deficit even faster. As Comedian Yakkov Schmirnoff would say, “What a Country!”