From the under the Radar File: Last month, before the hearings on the IRS targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups, Investigative television reporter Bob Segall of Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR TV Channel 13 did a story on a multi-billion dollar tax fraud scheme being perpetrated by illegal aliens, using our tax code. From Examiner.com:
The scheme involves illegal immigrants that are filing tax returns, claiming child credits for multiple dependents under their support in “their” U.S. household, and collecting enormous cash refunds–such as one persons tax return that showed income of over $14,000, who collected a cash refund of over $10,300.
In 1996 during the Clinton Administration, the Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) was created in order for both resident and non-resident aliens, regardless of immigration status, to fulfill their tax filing and payment obligations under IRS regulations–even though an ITIN does not confer the right to work and receive income in the United States.
This year tax preparation offices across the country were flooded by an estimated 2 million illegal immigrants, who in growing numbers have been taking advantage of a tax loophole called the Additional Child Tax Credit–a fully-refundable credit of up to $1000 per child–meant to ease the income tax burden on working families who have children living at home.
However, Segall’s investigation and reporting found many illegal immigrants who were claiming these tax credits, but for kids who live in Mexico–even listing nieces and nephews.
“We’ve seen sometimes 10 or 12 dependents, most times nieces and nephews, on these tax forms,” the whistleblower told Eyewitness News. “The more you put on there, the more you get back.”
After Segall reviewed many of the heavily redacted tax returns, it was still clear that the tax filers had received large tax refunds after claiming child tax credits for many dependents.
“Here’s a return right here: we’ve got a $10,3000 refund for nine nieces and nephews,” he said, pointing to the words “niece” and “nephew” listed on the tax forms nine separate times.
So, to recap. The IRS, which according to its apologists didn’t have enough resources to fairly do their jobs, plans to pay $70 million in questionable bonuses to its employees, who apparently they think were doing a great job, and spent the resources they did have on obnoxious political targeting and ignored blatant fraud by illegals occurring right under their noses. Meanwhile, the East Coast Brain Rot afflicted elites in D.C. think it’s the perfect time to give amnesty to millions more illegals.
Beam me up, Scotty.