The IRS will be handing out Earned Income Tax Credit back-refunds to illegal immigrants…who have not paid taxes
The IRS is on one hell of a roll this week: yesterday the agency came under fire for seizing the assets of some small business owners who were not suspected of any crime and now, according to this story, the IRS will be handing out Earned Income Tax Credit refunds to illegal immigrants even if they have not previously filed a tax return.
Here is more:
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to claim back-refunds once they get Social Security numbers under President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty.
On Wednesday, he said even illegal immigrants who didn’t pay taxes will be able to apply for back-credits once they get Social Security numbers.
“Under the new program, if you get a Social Security number and you work, you’ll be eligible to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit,” Mr. Koskinen said.
He said that would apply even “if you did not file” taxes, as long as the illegal immigrant could demonstrate having worked off-the-books during those years.
If this is true and you are an illegal immigrant who worked “off-the-books” this means you illegally did not file the proper tax returns and yet you are still going to be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit as if you did follow the tax law.
Correct me if I am wrong but is not “off-the-books” the same as working under the table? And is not working under the table normally frowned upon by the IRS for obvious reasons?
So in other words is appears as if illegal immigrants will be rewarded for something which American citizens would be prosecuted for. Am I missing something here?
Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium.