GOP to challenge tax refunds for undocumented immigrants

DALY CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration continues to be challenged in court. But if it finally gets cleared to be implemented, not only will it allow millions of undocumented immigrants to temporarily stay and work in America, they can also apply for social security number and get tax benefits through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) refund.

Danny Raval, owner of Liberty Tax Service said this federal benefit gives struggling individuals and couples, especially those with children, much-needed refundable tax credit. He explained, “It is a refundable refund. So whether they owe money or not, they get this credit. They get this money back.”

As it is now, a taxpayer with no children could get as much as $500, while a taxpayer with three children could get more than $6,000 in refundable credit.

Darwin Flores, a barber, said the same benefit should be given to undocumented immigrants. He expressed, “I feel they should be treated equally because they work as hard as documented workers. So I think it’s fair. It’s a good move for Obama.”

Estimates show tax credits for undocumented immigrants could cost the government up to $2 billion in the next five years.

And some GOP senators are making moves to prevent this by introducing a Amnesty Bonuses Elimination Act this week so that undocumented immigrants may not receive this federal benefit.

You may contact Henni Espinosa at henni_espinosa@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • noz
    6 June 2015 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    the illegal aliens tax credit refunds should boil the blood of every single americans / legal aliens. clearly, the taxation laws loopholes, once found must be remedied by the bill the GOP is trying to introduce. illegal aliens are plagues to society, have been costing taxpayers approximately >33billion dollars annually on jails, public schools, anchor babies, public defender, etc. illegal aliens are like bloodsucker pests, if anything, illegal aliens have gotten more than they can chew as outlaws of america, what made you all think, nobody wants to self deport, bc compared to where these illegal aliens came from, america is like the land of milk / honey. illegal aliens nuisance of being in the same side of the law as the legal aliens is shameless. its about time these nasty illegal aliens must be put in the right place, the places where they are came from.

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