Illegal Immigrants to Receive Tax Credits

February 4, 2015 Taxation in USA

WASHINGTON D.C. – Illegal migrants in the USA may soon be eligible to receive tax credits for incomes they earned over the last three years.

On February 3rd the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service John Koskinen confirmed that immigrants who have previously been working in the USA illegally may be able to claim Earned Income Tax Credits.

According to the Commissioner, illegal immigrants who qualify to stay in the country under President Obama’s deportation amnesty will be able to claim tax refunds if they have filled their tax returns over the course of the previous 3 years after being issued Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers.

The tax credits are only available to individuals who have Social Security Numbers, which may be granted to immigrants after they have been confirmed to be eligible to participate in the amnesty.

It is currently estimated that as many as 4 million immigrants will be eligible to participate in the amnesty, however, no information currently exists on the number of migrants who have filled their tax returns in previous years.

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