Illegal immigrants could get billions in tax refunds
New questions about government loophole
- Duration 4:06
- Date Aug 23, 2012
New questions about government loophole
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New questions about a government loophole that allows illegal immigrants to get tax refunds.
Even though they do not pay taxes it's called the additional child tax credit and there is a new estimate this year that illegal immigrants could get up.
To seven point four billion dollars in taxpayer money.
Not Caroline -- a reporter for the daily caller she's been looking at this and good morning -- you -- -- in Washington what's the.
Really -- me.
Yeah -- city special child tax credit allows illegal immigrants and -- -- anyone to apply for tax benefit.
Using just their taxpayer identification number which is different from their Social Security number.
And that you don't need to be a citizen or how -- you just used that number in order to file your tax returns.
And it and filing his tax -- you don't actually even hockey paying taxes and art -- back that was at that.
This law that's -- good bit over I think that the largest -- -- you get behind.
-- the earned income tax benefit.
It also sort of along -- they have lines as that but with that it that requires there has to carry amber.
So people come out saying you know look we should -- -- -- and but it in terms of the earnings and tax credit.
And there hasn't legislation about a -- -- but in May it was actually it was not allowed to come up to -- bad because majority leader Reid.
-- that easily polls where not tax bracket that or RD place and that people outside the United States are not receiving.
Finds -- -- -- -- whenever you're saying back in the spring this came up.
Before congress and Harry Reid said no.
It did this this very issue came up or congress there -- legislation certainly yes and are better.
And senator sessions that would have clay is mostly -- but it was blocked that effort -- blocked by and they are based on what though Caroline.
Based on the idea that the people that that the legitimate filers people who actually did the service tax credit could be.
Could fail to receive -- into that.
Each of these being even though there regulars illegally.
Yes -- what you found one is that -- for illegals claimed.
Twenty children living with them.
Yet except for paralegals claimed twenty children lived in there and their small trailer and based on that claim they -- -- -- received.
Dollars worth uncle Sam's money thirty grand.
In one instance what -- the kids even there that make that up well now they are actually some of them are -- -- outside United States.
So they weren't even here.
Now but that's an easy money if you can get it right.
Always good marketing get it but I think that without a fraudulent -- fraudulent claims that out without I -- hurt -- at this -- it.
As you go -- we did this story back in May.
-- book but it -- it was not to the degree that is today in May we reported about four billion dollars fraud.
Yeah -- doubt that this numbers almost double to seven point four billion how is that possible that number was.
Numbers that came out of the treasury department's -- inspector general report.
So what the Senate Budget Committee the Republican 5% -- made it is they extrapolate based on his numbers.
What it would look it look like in 2011 which was about five bit which was just over five billion dollars -- what -- look like.
This year which is now seven point four billion I didn't see that number just continue to rise and that actually has quadrupled last five years -- -- -- so I mean when.
How without -- -- are seeing that's been -- vastly larger.
Amounts of money.
Saddam had his people if you mention that the legislation was held up by Harry Reid back in the spring.
Is there any effort to bring this back again.
I'm basing my understanding I know that senator sessions is very passionate about this issue on that they with the staff and they say that they would really like to see.
The -- Paul -- is it was actually.
He's the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
And it was on his staff he came up with a report that looks like they're gonna be I'm pushing this you know we're gonna reach out to his office to Carolina may thank you for your -- today.
For -- -- was there you you got.