Illegals filing for refunds? Good news or bad? Some of each. According to WTHR TV13, which has done almost all of the investigating, an illegal alien working under an, ahem, borrowed social security number gets an end-of-year W-2. It doesn't have their name, or SSN. But they did work and did have taxes withheld. They go to an accommodating tax preparer, file, and get a refund. To get a refund they need to claim ACTCs for 3 (or 7, why not?) children. Nieces will do. Children without SSNs will do. The IRS, and this is the scandal, wasn't checking. The line workers were so disgusted that they snitched to WTHR.
You can find a respectable article on tax refunds to illegal aliens by Googling
"wthr segall tax loophole".
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