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.You can not have social welfare benefits and an open boarder. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a form of tax code welfare that allows a degree of wealth transfer. FWIW I take it too. Then again I actually PAY taxes and report all forms of income, wages, DIV, and INT etc. So in my case it reduces what I pay into the system.
One of the most abused (by Hispanics) tax code item is the EITC. The normal way to cheat the system is to get a number (sometimes a very large number) of family members SSN #'s and claim they live with you. This happens even if the person in question has never left Mexico. It doesn't matter if you live in a 2 bedroom single wide, you claim that you have 10 or 12 or 20 kids with Hispanic names dependent on your income and living in your house. Everyone knows that Mexicans have lots of kids and whole generations of people are happy living in a house no bigger than a refrigerator box, so the IRS isn't going to come around asking silly questions. Then you put those SSN #'s down on your tax return and shazam! Uncle Sam sends you a big check. Ain't America great?
That was how the scam worked before amnesty. Now the IRS isn't even going to pretend that someone, some how, at some point, paid taxes. Now all you have to do is show up and fill out the paperwork. Instant check. You can do that not just for this year, they're going to let you do it for past years, even if you didn't pay, even if you can't prove you lived in the US. Ain't America Great?
This is just one scam. It doesn't include WIC, SSI, free health care, Section 8, etc. etc. etc. Come to America, get a job paying 500% of what you'd make in Mexico. Pay no taxes. Get free food, housing, health care and then fill out some forms and get free money.
The question isn't why they do it. The question is why don't more of them do it.