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8/7/2014 (9 months ago)

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IRS allows illegals to have billions in tax returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has quietly changed laws regarding illegal immigrants and taxes; allowing illegal immigrants to keep taxpayer status until 2016, even if their status would normally have been deactivated.

It has been revealed that a plan implemented by the IRS to stop billions of tax dollars being returned to illegal immigrants has been changed and delayed until 2016.

It has been revealed that a plan implemented by the IRS to stop billions of tax dollars being returned to illegal immigrants has been changed and delayed until 2016.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/7/2014 (9 months ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: News, US, Legal


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The IRS now prevents peoples' Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) from automatically expiring after five years, as was previously mandated. Now these illegal immigrants can keep their ITIN if they pay taxes even just once in the five-year period.

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The ITIN program is primarily used by illegal immigrants to file income taxes in the United States, but reports came out during the IRS scandal linking ITIN fraud to billions in lost taxpayer dollars. This forced the IRS to reform the ITIN program in 2013, but this new change undoes all of that.

It has been revealed that a plan implemented by the IRS to stop billions of tax dollars being return

It has been revealed that a plan implemented by the IRS to stop billions of tax dollars being returned to illegal immigrants has been changed and delayed until 2016.


"The IRS will not deactivate an ITIN that has been used on at least one tax return in the past five years," the IRS said in an a statement about the new policy. "To give all interested parties time to adjust and allow the IRS to reprogram its systems, the IRS will not begin deactivating ITINs until 2016.The new, more uniform policy applies to any ITIN, regardless of when it was issued."

"Developed in consultation with taxpayers, their representatives and other stakeholders, the new policy replaces the existing one that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2013," the IRS stated. "Under the old policy, announced in November 2012, ITINs issued after Jan. 1, 2013 would have automatically expired after five years, even if used properly and regularly by taxpayers."

Representative Sam Johnson (Texas, R) questioned the commissioner of the IRS on ITIN fraud at a hearing on June 27, 2013.

"Last summer the IG issued a damning report in which it found that IRS management 'discouraged' IRS workers from 'detecting fraudulent [ITIN] applications.' The IG's report led me to call on then-Commissioner Shulman to resign," Johnson said.

"On the screen, I've got figure 6 from the 2012 IG report showing most frequently used addresses for ITIN tax refunds. As you can see, nearly 24,000 tax refunds totaling $46.4 million were issued to the same address in Atlanta," Johnson said.

"Bottom-line these ITINs are costing taxpayers dearly because they can be used to fraudulently get tax refunds.Look at figure 3 on the screen. Over 1,000 ITINs were assigned to individuals using the same address in Atlanta. You agree that there's still a problem?"

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