The IRS Pays Illegal Aliens $1,000 Per Child!

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We Need to Abolish These Unethical Tax Payoffs
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Thursday, May 17, 2012
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National Issues
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill which would overturn the IRS policy of enabling illegal aliens to defraud American taxpayers. 

When an illegal alien has no Social Security Number, the IRS issues a special Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN). The alien can then use that to file a tax return. But he's not paying taxes; he's getting your tax money!

Not only does he generally get back all the money he paid that year, he can ask $1,000 for each of a list of children he writes down on the tax return.

They don't need to be his own children. They don't even need to live with him, or live in America at all!

The IRS will send him the money, no questions asked. The more foreign children he claims, the more money they send him. It's almost as if he was being thanked and rewarded for being an illegal alien, isn't it? It sounds too preposterous to be real, but it's exactly what's happening. And the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration says, "the magnitude of the problem has grown exponentially."

 Every year the IRS sends $4.2 Billion to people who admit to being illegal aliens, even for children who do not live in this country.

In fact, 72% of all illegal aliens who file a tax return using the tax number for illegal aliens (the ITIN) receive this so-called "Additional Child Tax Credit."

Last Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would shut off cold this gravy train for illegal aliens. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) included in the House Budget Reconciliation bill language that would require valid Social Security numbers to receive Additional Child Tax Credits. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is now calling for action in the Senate, but he's going to need a lot of support from our members to make sure it passes.

Call your Senator today and ask for their support in closing this costly loophole.