Grassley to File Bill to Block Illegals Tax Giveaway

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) is poised to introduce legislation to block President Obama’s tax giveaway to illegal aliens.

Obama’s IRS bureaucrats are defending the right of illegal aliens, many of whom have never paid taxes, to receive billions in tax refunds.

The IRS is defending its decision to let illegal immigrants claim up to three years’ refunds on income even if they never paid income taxes, telling Congress in a new letter last week that agency lawyers have concluded getting a Social Security number triggers the ability to go back and ask for previous refunds.

President Obama’s new deportation amnesty could grant Social Security numbers to as many as 4 million illegal immigrants, making many of them eligible for tax refunds under the Earned Income Tax Credit even for years when they cheated on their taxes, by working off the books and not filing 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.

Thanks to Obama’s decree, millions of illegals will get Social Security numbers and that will make them eligible to get the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

General tax law allows anyone to go back and claim refunds for up to three previous years, but the IRS ruling creates a circumstance in which immigrants who did not pay taxes could get refunds, the Times reports. However, Obama’s amnesty program does not require such people to pay the back taxes they may owe.

According to a recent Congressional Research Report, an immigrant benefiting from the first year of amnesty could claim more than $35,000 in child tax credits and EITC payments, reports Brietbart.

The average EITC in 2012 was $2,300 and in 2014 was $6,143, Grassley’s office reported.

“Given the IRS’ interpretation of tax rules intended to prohibit undocumented workers from qualifying for the EITC, these individuals will be eligible to claim billions of dollars in tax benefits based on earnings from unauthorized work in the United States,” Grassley said Monday.

“With the stroke of a pen, the president rewarded those working illegally in the United States with a tax benefit that is designed to encourage low-income individuals to enter the workforce,” he continued. “Given that the IRS is intent on standing by its present interpretation of the eligibility requirements, I’m working on legislation to uphold an important principle that many of us in Congress support.”

According to Obama, you can illegally enter the United States, evade the law for five years and then just jam your hand into the taxpayers pocket and pull out a wad of cash without having to pay one penny in taxes yourself.