Obama Rules Allow Illegals to Get ‘Tax Refunds’ of Up To $35,000 Even if They NEVER Field a Return

by Warner Todd Huston | June 4, 2015 2:58 pm

Welcome to the Estados Unidos de América de inmigrante ilegals, folks. The rumor has now been confirmed that under Obama’s rules illegals can get a “tax refund” of up to $35,000 even if they never even filed a previous tax return.

The rumor has been around for some time, but Democrats and Obama has refuted it. But now, Senator Chuck Grassley (R, IA) has affirmed[1] that Obama’s IRS is allowing the faux refunds.

This was confirmed recently in a letter by IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in response to a query sent by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The new information clarifies an earlier assertion in which Koskinen stated that in order to claim the tax credits the amnestied illegal immigrant would have had to have filed returns in the past. In his written response to Grassley, he says:

“To clarify my earlier comments on EITC, not only can an individual amend a prior year return to claim EITC, but an individual who did not file a prior year return may file a return and claim EITC (subject to refund limitations under section 6511 of the Internal Revenue Code). I would note that filing new returns for prior years would likely be difficult, since filers would have to reconstruct earnings and other records for years when they were not able to work on the books,” Koskinen said in his written response.

According to the IRS, illegal immigrants granted amnesty, and with it Social Security numbers, can claim up to three years prior in back tax credits.

“Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code requires an SSN on the return, but a taxpayer claiming the EITC is not required to have an SSN before the close of the year for which the EITC is claimed. At your request, the IRS has reviewed the relevant statutes and legislative history, and we believe that the 2000 Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) on this issue is correct,” Koskinen added.

As we reported earlier, illegal immigrants granted amnesty could up to $35,000 in tax refunds, courtesy of American taxpayers.

We have arrived at a time when laws appear to be meaningless.

  1. Chuck Grassley (R, IA) has affirmed: http://www.tpnn.com/2015/06/04/confirmed-by-irs-amnestied-illegals-can-claim-up-to-35k-in-tax-refunds-without-ever-having-filed-returns/

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