How can people who never paid taxes get tax refunds? They can and the IRS is not backing down.
Yet another consequence of President Barack Obama’s executive order for amnesty has come to light.
According to the Washington Times: “IRS defends paying refunds to illegals who never filed taxes.”
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 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.
I’m sure the IRS is shaking with fear at a law that Grassley might force President Obama to veto. After all, Congress has been sooooo effective in making the IRS reveal their actions against conservative groups.
Sarcasm aside: what I am trying to say is that an organization that will make up insane stories about hard drive failure is obviously not afraid of Congress.
But just think about the contrast. 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.