Undocumented workers got billions from IRS in tax credits

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    Undocumented workers got billions from IRS in tax credits
    , audit finds
    By Lisa Rein

    This story has been updated.

    The Internal Revenue Service allowed undocumented workers to collect $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits last year, a new audit says, almost quadruple the sum five years ago.

    Although undocumented workers are not eligible for federal benefits, the report released Thursday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration concludes that federal law is ambiguous on whether these workers qualify for a tax break based on earned income called the additional child tax credit.

    Undocumented workers got billions from IRS in tax credits, audit finds - The Federal Eye - The Washington Post
     
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    If we allow them to pay taxes, I suppose they ought to be eligible for tax credits.
     
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    A tax code that is fair through simplicity...
    A budget that is balanced by law...​


    Problem solved!


    :smoke: It ain't rocket science, y'all.
     
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    :wtf:

    They shouldn't be paying taxes. Working in America is against the law for them. They should get their fucking paperwork straight or go home.
     
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    Illegals should not be allowed to use our system, they should be deported immediately when their status is determined. I have been paying takes since 1958 and I didn't get any refund and I was born here and so were my parents and their parents so I am a legal resident of my country the rest of you get out.

    Next fire the IRS people responsible.
     
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    Working in the US being illegal for them certainly isn't stopping them from doing it. Maybe that's what people should be concerning themselves with instead of a trivial thing like tax credits.
     
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    They are required by law to pay taxes, not just allowed to do so. Therefore, since they are required by law they are allowed equal protection to a certain degree. What I noticed the OP didn't say is that these child tax credits are only for parents of children who are LEGAL or US citizens. It is a requirement that the child that is eligible be legally here, not undocumented. The only undocumented person is the parent who by law must pay taxes.
     
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    Personally, I think all tax credits, especially those designed to dole out welfare, are outside the scope of The Constitution.

    That being said, these credits in particular need to go away. If not for the money saved, then for eliminating the lousy appearance of paying welfare benefits to people who are citizens of another land and not willing or able to do the paperwork it takes to live and work here legally. Which, I might add, is not all that fucking difficult.
     
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    What law is that?
     
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    The one that says "Thou shalt not work in The US without birth citizenship or a duly authorized work authorization card like an I-551 permanent resident card, I-766 Work Authorization card or an I-94 arrival/departure record of a class that allows work.

    It's not illegal to be a tourist. What did you THINK put the "il" in "illegal alien"?
     

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