Illegal immigrants will receive “back pay” for tax refunds they would have received had they been working legally and paying taxes. Huh? Yes, it’s just yet another perk of President Barack Obama’s executive order for amnesty.
The normal rule is that the , so you can usually go back three years to amend your return or claim a credit you forgot. But what if you had any income or filed a return? Easy. Since an illegal immigrant under Obama’s executive action can now get a Social Security number, the immigrant road map is clear.
First, get the Social, then claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for the three open tax years, and just like that the IRS sends you three years of tax refunds. No matter that you never paid taxes, never filed a return, or if you worked off the books. Amnesty means absolution of all sins.
The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week 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 these tax refunds, which estimates say would come out to be billions of dollars paid to illegal immigrants.
“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.
In other words, the same organization that is going to take away the tax refunds of millions of Americans through Obamacare is going to give illegal immigrants refunds for taxes they never paid.
And speaking of Obamacare, some observers are saying it could make illegal immigrants more attractive to hire than U.S. born workers.
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