GOP’s tax bill cancels $23 billion in credits claimed by illegal immigrants

by Stephen Dinan
November 3, 2017

The new GOP tax overhaul would strip illegal immigrants of the ability to claim several major tax credits, saving the government $23.1 billion over the next decade, according to the bill’s authors.

For years Republicans have complained that despite a general ban on taxpayer benefits flowing to illegal immigrants, the IRS has allowed them to collect the child tax credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Efforts to shut down those claims have been tried in the House but have never cleared Congress.

But the new tax overhaul tries again, calling for taxpayers to have to submit work-eligible Social Security numbers in order to claim the credits.

8 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • exoticdoc2 says:

    These illegal alien criminals should never have been able to claim any tax credits to begin with. That’s the result of the lunatic liberals handing out our taxpayer money to support these scum.

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    This article presumes that illegal immigrants are all border crossers, not ever legal ‘visitors’ or ‘workers’ in the USA, that they never had legal status. There are no doubt many immigrants who have overstayed visas and remain in the country WITH social security numbers if they ever worked here legally. No amount of lawmaking will ferret out the formerly legal folks who are working in legitimate businesses, claiming benefits and filing tax returns as required. It’s not a life I would choose and there are disadvantages to illegitimate status and working in America, but some people prefer to remain here for all the obvious reasons and remain in the shadows or underground economy to do it. This is another target of Trump bigots who think valuable jobs are being filled by illegals when any legitimate employer checks on the status of hired hands. It’s up to states to filter those who apply for and take benefits like education. Could it be that such states as want and need low level workers, for employers who pay cash and don’t report earnings to the government, for desperate people who love what America provides to its citizens really want to be here and take every effort to stay?

  • Pete says:

    Conversion to the “Fair Tax” (no tax on income but tax on ALL retail purchases by everyone, no exceptions) would return the nation to solvency.
    Every US citizen gets a annual credit up front to offset this tax (the destitute and the wall street banker get the same per person $ credit.
    The poor would end up paying zero tax (credit up front to offset it) while they now pay the inflated price of about 20% on everything they buy.
    In spite of what your politicians try to tell you, there has always been a price increase to cover the taxes of every business who handled the product & that will always been the case under the present tax

    1. Pete says:

      Under the present tax system, a great many of the elected officials are beholding to the K Street lobby firms who provide much of their reelection funding.
      The “Fair Tax” would prevent those in the Congress from being able to manipulate the tax system to favor the ones who provide their reelection money.
      You will hear lengthy condemnation of the “Fair Tax” proposal from both political parties, most of it patently untrue.
      The simple reason the politicians and lobbyists are so opposed to the Fair Tax is that it removes them from the taxing process & eliminates the K street cash and all of the perks that go with it.

  • Luis D Rey says:

    Whose initiative is this?
    I do hope is not a RINO.
    This should have been done a long time ago.
    How soon will that IRS Bastard Koskinen still be in charge?
    He looks like a real ugly pregnant toad (Zapo), lol..

  • Humble Servant says:

    We have had enough of the give away programs to see the damage it is producing in this country. Granted we are the richest country but those God fearing Christians are the most giving and understanding people. We don’t mind providing for others but we expect like treatment from the recipients when we show our love of others.
    We are very tired of the government taking our hard earned money and giving it away to those unworthy of the gift. Those unworthy are the trouble makers that will be out in force tomorrow and the ones running people down and raping women in the cities.
    Federal government is in existence to protect the citizens of this country. Obama thought it was his right to take all the money away from America and give it to the thugs. This was his way to make America pay for being so wealthy and strong.
    Send the trouble makers home to there own land. Stop immigration until it can be properly established to be in Americas best interest. Take any rioting trouble makers, that are American citizens, and place them in construction of the wall on the Mexican border. This will give them the skills of a tradesman and provide them with the education the failing schools systems did not provided them.

  • TexRancher says:

    It’s about time! When there are multiple claims amounting to millions of dollars from the same address from ILLEGALS, it shouldn’t have taken any time at all! Strip them of the payments and deport them!

    1. Gary Smith says:

      Good idea

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