Illegal immigrants don’t pay federal taxes, thanks to the fact that their jobs are, well, illegal. However, thanks to a new loophole created by President Barack Obama’s pen and phone, they’ll now be able to get a tax refund.
According to Forbes, IRS Chairman John Koskinen has said that illegal immigrants can claim up to three years of Earned Income Tax Credit refunds even though they don’t have to pay taxes.
All that the illegal immigrants need to get the refund is a Social Security number, something they are not supposed to be able to get — but apparently the IRS doesn’t consider it their job to enforce identity theft laws.
“The recipe goes like this,” Forbes wrote. “First, get a Social Security number, then claim the Earned Income Tax Credit for the last three years. Then, wait for the IRS to send you three years of tax refunds. The gambit could apparently work even if you never paid taxes, never filed a return, and worked off the books. And the IRS says this is the way the Earned Income Tax Credit works.”
This sadly isn’t anything new. A 2011 audit showed that illegal immigrants were claiming $4.2 billion in fraudulent tax credits.
Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican who is chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, is furious over the IRS’ poor judgment.
“John Koskinen’s got a lot of explaining to do,” Jordan told Fox News‘ Greta Van Susteren in an interview.
“It’s unfair to taxpayers that noncitizen illegals are gonna get this bonus that … their tax money’s gonna be used for,” Jordan said, adding that it “points to the patent unfairness” of Obama’s plan, both for American taxpayers and immigrants who entered the country legally.
Of course, that’s the whole point. Illegal immigrants are one of Obama’s favorite demographics, which is why the administration refuses to secure the border, enforce voter ID laws or put an end to birthright citizenship.
Now it comes out that not only are people claiming tax refunds for taxes they’ve never paid, but that the IRS is actually encouraging it.
If you’re a legal American citizen, you try getting refunds on taxes you hadn’t paid. That would be illegal and you’d be in deep trouble. If you’re one of Obama’s “dreamers,” though, you can get off scot-free. Talk about warped priorities.
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