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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

IRS loophole for illegals’ children costs taxpayers billions

Like American citizens, immigrants have mastered the art and science of scaming the system.
A two-part News 13 WTHR Indianapolis report uncovered a tax loophole involving undocumented workers that costs taxpayers over $4.2 billion a year. What’s worse is that the IRS has known about the problem for years....Undocumented workers have been taking advantage of a loophole called the Additional Child Tax Credit, a fully-refundable credit of up to $1,000 per child that was intended to help working families with children living at home. Not only are they claiming children within the U.S., they are also claiming children in Mexico....One worker interviewed said his address was used by four other documented workers who don’t even live there. The four claimed 20 children and got tax returns totaling $29,608. Only one little girl was observed at the residence, the twenty other children live in Mexico and have never even visited the U.S. “They don’t live here,” said the undocumented worker. “The other kids are in their country of origin, which is Mexico.”
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