Millions Of Illegal Immigrants Are Using A Massive Scam To Get Bigger Tax Refunds Than You Are

16 posts / 0 new

Millions Of Illegal Immigrants Are Using A Massive Scam To Get Bigger Tax Refunds Than You Are

Michael Snyder
The American Dream
Friday, May 11, 2012

Did you know that illegal immigrants all over the United States are using a massive scam to receive tax refunds from the federal government that are often in excess of $10,000? It is estimated that 2 million illegal immigrants are filing fraudulent tax returns each year and that they are pulling in more than4 billion dollars in tax refunds every year that they are not entitled to. They are doing this by abusing the additional child tax credit and the IRS knows all about it and yet they refuse to do anything to stop it. Illegal immigrants are filing tax returns that sometimes claim 10 or 12 nieces and nephews as dependents, and most of the time those nieces and nephews do not even live in the United States. So while you and I are being taxed into oblivion, many illegal immigrants are often pulling in tax refunds that are well into five figures. At a time when the federal government is absolutely drowning in debt, this is the type of fraud that desperately needs to be cracked down on, and yet the IRS refuses to take action.

Posted below is the shocking investigation by WTHR in Indianapolis that broke this story wide open. If you have not seen this yet, it is definitely worth the 6 minutes that it takes to watch it. Please share it with as many people as you can. It boggles the mind to think that this kind of fraud can be committed right out in the open and yet the IRS will not take action. You can watch this shocking investigation right here….

So how in the world can illegal immigrants file tax returns without a Social Security number?

Well, the IRS says that everyone must file a tax return – even people that are making money illegally.

So illegal immigrants are given an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Like a Social Security number, it contains nine digits and it is used by U.S. employers to withhold taxes and it is used by illegal immigrants to file their tax returns.

You might be thinking that this sounds completely insane considering the fact that it is illegal for them to have jobs in the United States, and you would be right.

But this is how the system works.

And it turns out that illegal immigrants have been exploiting the additional child tax credit to receive absolutely huge tax refunds.

Recently, a tax preparer up in Indiana blew the whistle on this whole thing. A WorldNetDaily article about this scam contained some absolutely mind blowing quotes from this whistleblower….

“We’ve seen sometimes 10 or 12 dependents, most times nieces and nephews, on these tax forms,” a tax preparer-turned-whistleblower told WTHR News. “The more you put on there, the more you get back.”

“Here’s a return right here: we’ve got a $10,300 refund for nine nieces and nephews.”

“We’re getting an $11,000 refund on this tax return. There’s seven nieces and nephews,” he said, pointing to another set of documents. “I can bring out stacks and stacks. It’s just so easy it’s ridiculous.”

Last year, the whistleblower alerted the IRS to dozens of examples of illegal immigrants using this scam.

So what happened?

Absolutely nothing.

The IRS took no action.

But they seem to have plenty of time to come after you and I, don’t they?

The WTHR investigation mentioned above discovered one instance in which it was claimed that a total of 20 children lived in one trailer in Indiana.

Because of tax credits for those children, a total of $29,608 was paid out to several illegal immigrant workers.

But when a reporter from WTHR went to the trailer, he found that only one girl actually lived there.

What makes all of this even worse is that the IRS has known about this problem for years.

In fact, the IRS has not taken action on this problem despite report after report from the Inspector General.

Amazingly, the IRS seems to believe that there is not even a problem. The following is from a statement that the IRS issued to WTHR….

“The law has been clear for over a decade that eligibility for these credits does not depend on work authorization status or the type of taxpayer identification number used. Any suggestion that the IRS shouldn’t be paying out these credits under current law to ITIN holders is simply incorrect. The IRS administers the law impartially and applies it as it is written. If the law were changed, the IRS would change its programs accordingly.

“The IRS disagrees with TIGTA’s (inspector general) recommendation on requiring additional documentation to verify child-credit claims. As TIGTA acknowledges in this report, the IRS does not currently have the legal authority to verify and disallow the Child Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit during return processing simply because of the lack of documentation.

“The IRS has procedures in place specifically for the evaluation of questionable credit claims early in the processing stream and prior to issuance of a refund. The IRS continues to work to refine and improve our processes.”

Can you believe that?

So next year millions of illegal immigrants will once again rake in billions of dollars that they are not entitled to and the IRS will continue to look the other way.

This is yet another example of how the federal government has different rules for illegal immigrants than they have for the rest of us.

In fact, the Obama administration has now instructed government officials to use “prosecutorial discretion” in deportation cases. In essence what that means is that if an illegal immigrant has not been convicted of a crime, it will now be highly unlikely that he or she will be deported.

Over the past several decades, we have seen tens of millions of illegal immigrants come pouring into our country. They have taken our jobs and they have terrorized our communities. There are now 1.4 million gang members in the United States, and that number has increased by 40 percent since 2009. Most of that increase is due to illegal immigration.

Illegal immigration is one of the biggest national security threats that we face, and yet the federal government continues to look the other way.

Has the federal government gone completely insane?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/millions-of-illegal-immigrants-are-using-a-massive-scam-to-get-bigger-tax-refunds-than-you-are.html

antikakistocrat's picture
antikakistocrat
Joined:
Apr. 18, 2012 3:41 pm

Comments

It's all part of Globalism folks.

Supprt 3rd worlders here and bankrupt American citizens to bring down America.

antikakistocrat's picture
antikakistocrat
Joined:
Apr. 18, 2012 3:41 pm

Did you know that millions of "legal" American citizens defraud the government every year? The additional child tax credit isn't a "scam". It's part of the tax code. Lying about qualifications is being done by both legal and illegal citizens. Why only point out the illegal immigrants?

Did you know that thousands of businesses defraud the government every year?

Did you know that thousands of corporations defraud the government each year?

Did you know that thousands of Americans defraud the government each year?

Bush_Wacker's picture
Bush_Wacker
Joined:
Jun. 25, 2011 7:53 am

Wait a minute folks!!!! Aren't we supposed to stop using the "I" word? I will commit to not using it. Calling them immigrants is insulting. It's insulting to real immigrants.

rigel1's picture
rigel1
Joined:
Jan. 31, 2011 7:49 am

if it's that simple, I suppose Americans had best begin claiming their nieces and nephews as dependents. It will make up for the enormous drop in earned purchasing power since the 60's.

Someone earning triple today's min. wage has the purchasing power of a minimum wage earner in the 60's....and think they are doing well because they aren't destitute. . Their $21 an hour puts them in the minimum wage earnings bracket of 60 years ago. LOL

A buck used to buy 20 ice cream cones. How many does your $21 buy?.....etc., etc., etc.

We're a nation of 1960's minimum wage earners. An extra $10,000 tax refund from niece/nephew dependents could make up for a portion of the loss. However, you'd probably go to jail.

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

polycarp2
Joined:
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

This is just another lie from anti whatever.

This piece was simply to try to get the racists on his side.

Good for him.

Dr. Econ's picture
Dr. Econ
Joined:
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Sure they are.

mdhess's picture
mdhess
Joined:
Apr. 9, 2010 11:43 pm
Quote Bush_Wacker:

Did you know that millions of "legal" American citizens defraud the government every year? The additional child tax credit isn't a "scam". It's part of the tax code. Lying about qualifications is being done by both legal and illegal citizens. Why only point out the illegal immigrants?

Did you know that thousands of businesses defraud the government every year?

Did you know that thousands of corporations defraud the government each year?

Did you know that thousands of Americans defraud the government each year?

Yes, yes, yes. We know that. And we don't like it. Why are you trying to change the subject? Since there are lots of problems we should throw up our hands and give up? I don't get your point. One topic at a time my friend. Lock on.

rigel1's picture
rigel1
Joined:
Jan. 31, 2011 7:49 am
Quote Dr. Econ:

This is just another lie from anti whatever.

This piece was simply to try to get the racists on his side.

Good for him.

Right that's the point incite the racists not try to save America from bankruptcy, don't you ever feel foolish for some of the posts you place here ? Or perhaps you are the paid troll you warn everyone else to look out for.

antikakistocrat's picture
antikakistocrat
Joined:
Apr. 18, 2012 3:41 pm
Quote antikakistocrat:
Quote Dr. Econ:

This is just another lie from anti whatever.

This piece was simply to try to get the racists on his side.

Good for him.

Right that's the point incite the racists not try to save America from bankruptcy, don't you ever feel foolish for some of the posts you place here ? Or perhaps you are the paid troll you warn everyone else to look out for.

Wow, you actually posted twice in the same thread! I'm so proud of you. Sure, it's just a silly insult and nonsensical aside, but it's far more than I expect from spammer like yourself.

So if I borrow $10 from myself, I'm going bankrupt?

Can you post another stupid article from prisonplanet.com? For some reason I am too stupid to visit that site by myself.

Dr. Econ's picture
Dr. Econ
Joined:
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm
Quote rigel1:
Quote Bush_Wacker:

Did you know that millions of "legal" American citizens defraud the government every year? The additional child tax credit isn't a "scam". It's part of the tax code. Lying about qualifications is being done by both legal and illegal citizens. Why only point out the illegal immigrants?

Did you know that thousands of businesses defraud the government every year?

Did you know that thousands of corporations defraud the government each year?

Did you know that thousands of Americans defraud the government each year?

Yes, yes, yes. We know that. And we don't like it. Why are you trying to change the subject? Since there are lots of problems we should throw up our hands and give up? I don't get your point. One topic at a time my friend. Lock on.

I'm ok with one topic at a time , I'm just not ok with topics that are purposely intended to piss off the racists. If it weren't intended to do so then the title would not have just included "illegal immigrants".

Bush_Wacker's picture
Bush_Wacker
Joined:
Jun. 25, 2011 7:53 am

It is all about buying voters. Just bring your photo ID to the polls guys.

The American Indians found out what happens when you do not control immigration.

THISAA's picture
THISAA
Joined:
Dec. 16, 2011 6:49 am
Quote THISAA:

It is all about buying voters. Just bring your photo ID to the polls guys.

The American Indians found out what happens when you do not control immigration.

I guess you never actually listend to the show.

Have you actually tried to prove anything you believe in?

Dr. Econ's picture
Dr. Econ
Joined:
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm
Quote Dr. Econ:
Quote THISAA:

It is all about buying voters. Just bring your photo ID to the polls guys.

The American Indians found out what happens when you do not control immigration.

I guess you never actually listend to the show.

Have you actually tried to prove anything you believe in?

What is untrue about my two sentences?

THISAA's picture
THISAA
Joined:
Dec. 16, 2011 6:49 am

If you don't want people here that vote, then enforce laws that employers and landlords resist.

F you and your Voter ID cards.

chilidog
Joined:
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm
Quote THISAA:
Quote Dr. Econ:
Quote THISAA:

It is all about buying voters. Just bring your photo ID to the polls guys.

The American Indians found out what happens when you do not control immigration.

I guess you never actually listened to the show.

Have you actually tried to prove anything you believe in?

What is untrue about my two sentences?

1) It's not all about buying voters.
2) Voting ID laws will discourage millions of voters
3) To assume that the illegals crossing our borders have the type of behavior of the genocide committed by whites over the Native Americans is so beyond ridiculous that it makes me doubt your sincerity.

Dr. Econ's picture
Dr. Econ
Joined:
Jul. 31, 2007 4:01 pm

Currently Chatting

Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

Powered by Pressflow, an open source content management system