The Washington Times reports that he Internal Revenue Service is allowing illegal immigrants to claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes. The IRS took a break from targeting tea party groups to send a letter to Congress stating “that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.” As many as four million illegal aliens now have the 9-digit numbers thanks to Barack Obama’s executive action granting deportation amnesty to millions of people who sneaked across the southern border into the U.S. and have remained here.
[M]any of them [are now]eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, working off the books and refusing to file tax returns.
“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,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen wrote in his letter to Sen. Charles E. Grassley on Wednesday.
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