ALERT: IRS Now Giving Illegal Aliens Tax Credits

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The IRS is now in hot water again due to the authorization of payment for fraudulent “overpayments” of the child tax credit to illegal immigrants under IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, as well as their failure to crack down on the same.  As a result, now Senator Ron Johnson (Wis.-R) is now calling for Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to conduct an audit to review this process.

Johnson sent a letter to Mnuchin last week and that letter was made public to the American people on Thursday.  At issue here are the federal child tax credits that can be claimed by persons with dependent children under age 17. Some Democrats are already defending these child tax credit payments that have gone to those without a valid Social Security number, accusing Republicans who want to end them of a heartless attack on children.

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The Treasury Department’s Inspector General determined that an overpayment of $4.2 billion was paid to illegal aliens under this child tax credit in 2010 alone according to a 2011 report and that is up from less than $1 billion in 2005. To add insult to injury leading Democrats are resisting any sort of reform bill that would stop future payments to illegal aliens. These payments are currently possible because applicants do not have to submit their Social Security number.

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For well over a decade, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration (TIGTA) has been pointing to the numerous problems the IRS caused when it made a bureaucratic decision to essentially grant amnesty illegal aliens for tax purposes and to decline to provide information it has about illegal aliens to federal immigration authorities.

According to Johnson’s letter dated May 26, 2017 –

Under the Obama administration … the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continued to provide a significant incentive for illegal immigration by failing to prevent the issuance of billions of dollars in fraudulent overpayments of the Additional Child Tax Credit to illegal aliens.

Image result for Sen. Ron Johnson is calling on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to review the IRS's failure to crack down on "fraudulent overpayments" of the child tax credit to illegal immigrants under IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. In a letter to Mnuchin sent last week and made public Thursday, Johnson, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said the IRS is making overpayments to illegal immigrants who apply for the Additional Child Tax Credit, the refundable part of the child tax credit. Those payments are possible because applicants do not have to submit their Social Security number. "Under the Obama administration ... the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continued to provide a significant incentive for illegal immigration by failing to prevent the issuance of billions of dollars in fraudulent overpayments of the Additional Child Tax Credit to illegal aliens," Johnson wrote in the May 26 letter. He cited a 2011 report showing that $4.2 billion was paid out to people who not legally eligible to work in the United States. "Despite the administration's prioritization of border security and calls from Republicans, Democrats, and an independent inspector general for the IRS to correct this problem, the committee learned in recent testimony that the IRS, under Commissioner John Koskinen, allows these fraudulent overpayments to persist," he wrote. Johnson asked the Treasury Department to review those payments for possible fraud. For years, people have filed for ACTC payments with their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, including many who are living in the U.S. illegally or are foreign workers. Most recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration determined that the IRS paid out $3.4 billion to ITIN filers as of 2015. "The IRS's failure to remedy this vulnerability on its own accord not only continues to cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year, but also provides an incentive for illegal immigration into the country," Johnson added. The Wisconsin Republican asked the Treasury Department to brief the committee's staff on ACTC fraud by June 9. Improper payments continue to be a problem for the IRS. According to the inspector general's report in early May, the rate of improper payments hovers around 25 percent for the earned income tax credit, the ACTC, and the American Opportunity tax credit, which benefits college students. President Trump's budget called for major savings through new efforts to make sure illegal immigrants do not receive these credits.

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 “Despite the administration’s prioritization of border security and calls from Republicans, Democrats, and an independent inspector general for the IRS to correct this problem, the committee learned in recent testimony that the IRS, under Commissioner John Koskinen, allows these fraudulent overpayments to persist.”
For years, people have filed for ACTC payments with their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, including many who are living in the U.S. illegally or are foreign workers.

In 1996 the IRS issued a new regulation creating what it called Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). The IRS would issue ITINs to two classes of people not qualified to receive Social Security Numbers: 1) aliens living outside the United States who nonetheless had a U.S. tax liability and 2) aliens living in the United States who were not authorized to work here but who nonetheless owed U.S. taxes.

Those in the latter group who filed W-2s claiming income from employment in the United States were by definition illegal aliens.

The IRS said ITINs would be covered by Section 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, which requires the IRS to maintain the confidentiality of tax return information. “The IRS provides disclosure protection to illegal alien applicants,” explained the IG, who determined that conflicted with the immigration law Clinton had signed.

The IG stated –
IRS management and the Office of Disclosure Litigation indicated that the IRS intentionally will not provide the information to the INS,” said the IG. “The rationale for this policy is that the Illegal Immigration Statute is a ‘general’ statute and does not change IRC Section 6103. … This IRS policy, to ‘legalize’ illegal aliens, seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) mission to identify illegal aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry.
 
Some of the tax advantages that are being realized by illegal aliens treated as residents include receiving spousal exemptions, standard deductions and even some erroneous earned income credits.”

The IG also said the IRS policy raised concerns that “fraudulent refund issues are present on illegal alien tax returns.”The problem was not fixed.

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The IG’s 2009 audit report examined six tax years — 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 — to see how much the IRS had paid out in ACTC money to people using ITINs who were “not authorized to work” in the United States. In 2000, according to the IG, the IRS paid $62 million to 62,000 illegal aliens; in 2001, it paid $161 million to 203,000 illegal aliens; in 2004, it paid $778 million to 626,000 illegal aliens; in 2005, it paid $1.063 billion to 810,000 illegal aliens; in 2006, it paid $1.407 billion to 1,016,000 illegal aliens; and in 2007, it paid $1.777 billion to 1,220,000 illegal aliens.

In 2008, this report revealed, the IRS paid $2.14 billion in ACTC money to 1.53 million illegal aliens; in 2009, it paid $2.86 billion to 1.85 million illegal aliens; and in 2010, it paid $4 billion to 2.18 million illegal aliens. Overall nine years the IG audited, the IRS paid $14.228 billion in ACTC money to illegal aliens.

Image result for Sen. Ron Johnson is calling on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to review the IRS's failure to crack down on "fraudulent overpayments" of the child tax credit to illegal immigrants under IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. In a letter to Mnuchin sent last week and made public Thursday, Johnson, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said the IRS is making overpayments to illegal immigrants who apply for the Additional Child Tax Credit, the refundable part of the child tax credit. Those payments are possible because applicants do not have to submit their Social Security number. "Under the Obama administration ... the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continued to provide a significant incentive for illegal immigration by failing to prevent the issuance of billions of dollars in fraudulent overpayments of the Additional Child Tax Credit to illegal aliens," Johnson wrote in the May 26 letter. He cited a 2011 report showing that $4.2 billion was paid out to people who not legally eligible to work in the United States. "Despite the administration's prioritization of border security and calls from Republicans, Democrats, and an independent inspector general for the IRS to correct this problem, the committee learned in recent testimony that the IRS, under Commissioner John Koskinen, allows these fraudulent overpayments to persist," he wrote. Johnson asked the Treasury Department to review those payments for possible fraud. For years, people have filed for ACTC payments with their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, including many who are living in the U.S. illegally or are foreign workers. Most recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration determined that the IRS paid out $3.4 billion to ITIN filers as of 2015. "The IRS's failure to remedy this vulnerability on its own accord not only continues to cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year, but also provides an incentive for illegal immigration into the country," Johnson added. The Wisconsin Republican asked the Treasury Department to brief the committee's staff on ACTC fraud by June 9. Improper payments continue to be a problem for the IRS. According to the inspector general's report in early May, the rate of improper payments hovers around 25 percent for the earned income tax credit, the ACTC, and the American Opportunity tax credit, which benefits college students. President Trump's budget called for major savings through new efforts to make sure illegal immigrants do not receive these credits.

Johnson’s letter to Mnuchin states –

The IRS’s failure to remedy this vulnerability on its own accord not only continues to cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year, but also provides an incentive for illegal immigration into the country.

The Wisconsin Republican asked the Treasury Department to brief the committee’s staff on ACTC fraud by June 9. Fraudulent payments continue to plague the IRS.  President Trump’s budget called for major savings through new efforts to make sure illegal immigrants do not receive these credits.

Image result for Sen. Ron Johnson is calling on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to review the IRS's failure to crack down on "fraudulent overpayments" of the child tax credit to illegal immigrants under IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. In a letter to Mnuchin sent last week and made public Thursday, Johnson, who chairs the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, said the IRS is making overpayments to illegal immigrants who apply for the Additional Child Tax Credit, the refundable part of the child tax credit. Those payments are possible because applicants do not have to submit their Social Security number. "Under the Obama administration ... the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continued to provide a significant incentive for illegal immigration by failing to prevent the issuance of billions of dollars in fraudulent overpayments of the Additional Child Tax Credit to illegal aliens," Johnson wrote in the May 26 letter. He cited a 2011 report showing that $4.2 billion was paid out to people who not legally eligible to work in the United States. "Despite the administration's prioritization of border security and calls from Republicans, Democrats, and an independent inspector general for the IRS to correct this problem, the committee learned in recent testimony that the IRS, under Commissioner John Koskinen, allows these fraudulent overpayments to persist," he wrote. Johnson asked the Treasury Department to review those payments for possible fraud. For years, people have filed for ACTC payments with their Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, including many who are living in the U.S. illegally or are foreign workers. Most recently, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration determined that the IRS paid out $3.4 billion to ITIN filers as of 2015. "The IRS's failure to remedy this vulnerability on its own accord not only continues to cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year, but also provides an incentive for illegal immigration into the country," Johnson added. The Wisconsin Republican asked the Treasury Department to brief the committee's staff on ACTC fraud by June 9. Improper payments continue to be a problem for the IRS. According to the inspector general's report in early May, the rate of improper payments hovers around 25 percent for the earned income tax credit, the ACTC, and the American Opportunity tax credit, which benefits college students. President Trump's budget called for major savings through new efforts to make sure illegal immigrants do not receive these credits.

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