Millions Of Illegal Immigrants Are Using A Massive Scam To Get Much Bigger Tax Refunds Than You Are

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Did you know that illegal immigrants all over the United States are using a massive scam to receive tax refunds from the federal government that are often in excess of $10,000?  It is estimated that 2 million illegal immigrants are filing fraudulent tax returns each year and that they are pulling in more than 4 billion dollars in tax refunds every year that they are not entitled to.  They are doing this by abusing the additional child tax credit and the IRS knows all about it and yet they refuse to do anything to stop it.  Illegal immigrants are filing tax returns that sometimes claim 10 or 12 nieces and nephews as dependents, and most of the time those nieces and nephews do not even live in the United States.  So while you and I are being taxed into oblivion, many illegal immigrants are often pulling in tax refunds that are well into five figures.  At a time when the federal government is absolutely drowning in debt, this is the type of fraud that desperately needs to be cracked down on, and yet the IRS refuses to take action.


Posted below is the shocking investigation by WTHR in Indianapolis that broke this story wide open.  If you have not seen this yet, it is definitely worth the 6 minutes that it takes to watch it.  Please share it with as many people as you can.  It boggles the mind to think that this kind of fraud can be committed right out in the open and yet the IRS will not take action.  You can watch this shocking investigation right here….

So how in the world can illegal immigrants file tax returns without a Social Security number?

Well, the IRS says that everyone must file a tax return – even people that are making money illegally.

So illegal immigrants are given an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

Like a Social Security number, it contains nine digits and it is used by U.S. employers to withhold taxes and it is used by illegal immigrants to file their tax returns.

You might be thinking that this sounds completely insane considering the fact that it is illegal for them to have jobs in the United States, and you would be right.

But this is how the system works.

And it turns out that illegal immigrants have been exploiting the additional child tax credit to receive absolutely huge tax refunds.

Recently, a tax preparer up in Indiana blew the whistle on this whole thing.  A WorldNetDaily article about this scam contained some absolutely mind blowing quotes from this whistleblower….

“We’ve seen sometimes 10 or 12 dependents, most times nieces and nephews, on these tax forms,” a tax preparer-turned-whistleblower told WTHR News. “The more you put on there, the more you get back.”

“Here’s a return right here: we’ve got a $10,300 refund for nine nieces and nephews.”

“We’re getting an $11,000 refund on this tax return. There’s seven nieces and nephews,” he said, pointing to another set of documents. “I can bring out stacks and stacks. It’s just so easy it’s ridiculous.”

Last year, the whistleblower alerted the IRS to dozens of examples of illegal immigrants using this scam.

So what happened?

Absolutely nothing.

The IRS took no action.

But they seem to have plenty of time to come after you and I, don’t they?

The WTHR investigation mentioned above discovered one instance in which it was claimed that a total of 20 children lived in one trailer in Indiana.

Because of tax credits for those children, a total of $29,608 was paid out to several illegal immigrant workers.

But when a reporter from WTHR went to the trailer, he found that only one girl actually lived there.

What makes all of this even worse is that the IRS has known about this problem for years.

In fact, the IRS has not taken action on this problem despite report after report from the Inspector General.

Amazingly, the IRS seems to believe that there is not even a problem.  The following is from a statement that the IRS issued to WTHR….

“The law has been clear for over a decade that eligibility for these credits does not depend on work authorization status or the type of taxpayer identification number used. Any suggestion that the IRS shouldn’t be paying out these credits under current law to ITIN holders is simply incorrect. The IRS administers the law impartially and applies it as it is written. If the law were changed, the IRS would change its programs accordingly.

“The IRS disagrees with TIGTA’s (inspector general) recommendation on requiring additional documentation to verify child-credit claims. As TIGTA acknowledges in this report, the IRS does not currently have the legal authority to verify and disallow the Child Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit during return processing simply because of the lack of documentation.

“The IRS has procedures in place specifically for the evaluation of questionable credit claims early in the processing stream and prior to issuance of a refund. The IRS continues to work to refine and improve our processes.”

Can you believe that?

So next year millions of illegal immigrants will once again rake in billions of dollars that they are not entitled to and the IRS will continue to look the other way.

This is yet another example of how the federal government has different rules for illegal immigrants than they have for the rest of us.

In fact, the Obama administration has now instructed government officials to use “prosecutorial discretion” in deportation cases.  In essence what that means is that if an illegal immigrant has not been convicted of a crime, it will now be highly unlikely that he or she will be deported.

Over the past several decades, we have seen tens of millions of illegal immigrants come pouring into our country.  They have taken our jobs and they have terrorized our communities.  There are now 1.4 million gang members in the United States, and that number has increased by 40 percent since 2009.  Most of that increase is due to illegal immigration.

Illegal immigration is one of the biggest national security threats that we face, and yet the federal government continues to look the other way.

Has the federal government gone completely insane?

  • Gary2

    Like I said deport them all period. make the border like the one between North and South Korea.

    It can be done and the fact that we do not do it means the powers that be want it the way it is.

    We also need to nail the companies who hire the illeagles even to the point of a corporate death penalty for repeat offenders.

    In addition to all the other problems the illeagles bring (take american jobs, use the ER, crime, gangs, seriously drive down wages etc) they are now robbing the government of funds it could be using to help americans.

    I know that this is not the way a lot of progressives feel but there are more of us progressives who feel like I do than you think, We need less, not more people in the USA. They need to go back and fix their own country.

    • James


      I’m… just… did you… wow.


    • Tatiana Covington

      Or just let the robots take over.

    • Guido

      Surely this must be the end times! I don’t know if I fell down the Rabbit Hole, dropped acid, or took a severe bump to the head-but for one historic, notable time I agree with you, Gary2!
      -Waitaminute-this isn’t some new kind of irony, is it? If this is a joke, well done Sir!
      Laughs aside, I do agree with you, Gary.

      There is absolutely no defensible reason not to enforce our own laws.

      I have the solution to. I have the solution to the entire illegal alien problem. It’s very, VERY simple and it will make the government a lot of money.

      First, the basis: Every illegal alien, by his very presence here, is breaking the law. Every day he’s here.

      Second-If that illegal alien makes any money in any way, that money is the product of an ongoing criminal enterprise. Everything he has here is ill-gotten gains.

      Third-Therefore, the government at every level should classify illegal aliens’ property, businesses, bank accounts, etc are subject to seizure by the various law enforcement agencies that detect, detain, and deport them.

      Make this the law of the land and the police and law enforcement agencies at every level will turn the nation upside down to capture and deport the illegals. It’s very easy to do. I had a coworker who worked as a PI. He did bounty hunting for illegals. The feds were happy to offer 500-1000 per head. They set up a storefront in a rented building and called the last known # for each illegal and told the person on the other end, no matter who answered, their target had won a new TV and to report to the storefront at a specific time. As they walked in and identified themselves for the TV, they were locked up and carted off to be turned in. It was like catching fish in a barrel; a license to print money. If one small outfit could do that, what could the nation’s law enforcement do with money and property and cars, boats, etc as the motivation?

      Oh, and prosecute all the well-meaning fools who try to import, conceal, and employ them from charities to La Raza and other groups all the way up to business owners and industrialists who like cheap labor. Seize all identifiable monies related to illegal labor and see how fast people get into line. Since the gov’t sees us as vanquished Turks to be occupied and crucified, perhaps they could be motivated or compelled to crucify the businesses and individuals who hide and employ them?

      You could start at Bank of America. Their illegal-friendly banking policies are no secret…

  • OldPhart


    The Government HAS gone insane.

    Criminally Insane.

    It must be removed from society.

  • Cinderella Man

    Oh but they all come here to work dont they? Even Gary2 will be pissed about this one. Im speechless this govt has got to go. Im already against the whole earned income credit nd now this? My blood is boiling!

    • Gary2

      no i am not so mad at the ileagels as I am at those who employ them. They would not come in such huge numbers if those who employ them were thrown in prison. Those who employ the ileagles are tantamount to traiters.

      • jaxon64 is a simple solution but one that won’t be initiated. Simply fine the employers say,..$25,000 for each “undocumented” worker..period. Also, this ITIN nonsense just needs to be repealed. I know the usual crap of an argument is, ” they do jobs that Americans won’t do”..malarkey–I know several blue collar friends who will work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet and take any job they can get when they are out of work.

        Also, a man used to be able to make a living wage at trades like roofing, carpentry, roadwork etc etc…. now if an American man making $15 an hour asks for a raise after several years of loyal service, the company just figures that 2 illegal Hispanics at $7.50 each is almost as good as one American man, plus they often don’t have to pay all of the extras that are required of citizens like insurances etc etc…

        But Michael, this WON’T be changed- and I’m not sure that it is completely unintentional or unnoticed. After all, the PTB really are trying to destroy national borders and sovereignty and eliminate the middle class– just another tool in the toolbox of ” necessarily redistributing the wealth”………

  • mondobeyondo

    Just another example of your tax dollars at work.

    To quote former President Clinton, “I feel your pain”. Here’s the Pepto Bismol. Feel free to take a swig…

  • mondobeyondo

    So – the IRS takes no action against these fraudsters, but sends out the goon squad to dock your pay and possibly imprison you, if you refuse to pay your taxes?

    What kind of place is this? Why, it’s the United States of America, of course! Where honest people get screwed daily, and criminals get away with murder (sometimes literally!)

    • El Pollo de Oro

      Or as I call this Third World insane asylum, The Banana Republic of America.

  • Donald Wilson

    This government is freakin insane.

  • Captain Ron

    “besides all the taxes paid out go right into the economy and back to the city , state and government.”

    Yeah but it’s the Mexican economy that benefits more often than not.

  • Hans Koller-Meier

    Why it is imperative to have a massive immigration into the United States now:

    Ordinary Americans -primordially the ones of European ancestry- are
    the offspring failed generations. In fact, the states involved in
    eugenics during the first decades of the twentieth century did not
    strictly enforce the sterilization laws on those people (mentally
    impaired, low IQs, retards, deformed individuals, disease carriers,
    imbeciles, etc). Their ancestors were labeled as undesirables by the
    European monarchies of the time and subsequently, expelled from their
    native countries. The myth these people came to America in search of
    better lives was designed to cover such painful historical reality.

    Consequently, the following generations are the best evidence that
    defective genes have been transmitted from one breed to the next and
    worst of all, the chances that their descendants’ DNA carrying a more
    complex sequence of these mutated genes are 100% guaranteed: they can be
    confirmed by performing scientific tests (bizarre mutations that will
    make these individuals being categorized as subhumans).

    The so-called Baby Boomers are an excellent case study: during the
    sixties these people (90% of them European Americans) invested their
    deprived intellect in experimenting with all types of drugs and having
    very promiscuous sexual lives (most of the time unhygienic, incestuous
    and sometimes deviant or unnatural). Today their descendants suffer from
    sorts of congenital malformations or diseases (a 1:3 ratio) and their
    existence depend heavily on prescribed medications.

    It is a fact that modern European Americans fail to reproduce mainly
    because of low sperm counts in males and successive miscarriages in
    women (a 1:2 ratio). Moreover, many servicemen misguided by their
    patriotism and deceived by the US Department of Defense were exposed to
    chemical-biological-nuclear agents and today, these people are suffering
    from all sorts of incurable illnesses. It is a disgusting reality to
    witness many of these soldiers and their offspring begging to the US
    Government to gain access to medical treatment and demanding monetary
    compensation for the irreversible damage inflicted on them.

    Additionally, with the introduction of genetically modified organisms
    into the food chain -GMOs- in the early seventies, the majority of
    these people have now a life expectancy of 60 years at the most. As a
    result of this, Americans of European ancestry are at high risk of
    developing new malign (and unknown) forms of cancers and cardiovascular
    diseases at early ages. It is estimated that by the year 2015, the
    disable population in the United States will reach alarming levels (a
    1:4 ratio, primordially European Americans) and the health system will
    face total collapse if corrective measures are not taken.

    Therefore, the only way to sustain this unproductive generation of
    Americans (approximately 80% of the entire population of the United
    States today) is by legalizing the approximately 20 million unlawfully
    present immigrants residing in this country and subsequently,
    authorizing a massive immigration of people from elsewhere in order to
    be assimilated into the system, so government can heavily tax these

    Besides that, never forget the following: “It is better for all the
    world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime,
    or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those
    who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind…Three generations of
    imbeciles are enough.”
    Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
    Buck v. Bell, 274 U.S. 200 (1927)

  • ZOO

    I have been screaming into the wind about this for five years. If you will read this piece and the linked article at the bottom, you will understand exactly what is going on.

  • Imaplaneiac

    If our Southern Border had been properly secured, controlled and monitored, we wouldn’t now have been invaded by as many 40 Million ” illegals “. I’ve read reports … that’s the REAL number of invaders – not the 10-12 Million typically reported by the LAMEstream media.

    I hear Spanish spoken nearly EVERYWHERE I go: locally and around the country! Even in Bellingham, Washington; which is about 30 miles South of Vancouver, BC.

    Rather than halt tax fraud like this, DEMONcrats always want to raise YOUR taxes!? ( It’s in their DNA to do this )!

  • (“Freedom fro Conscience – Psychopaths video) I don’t blame the illegals as much as the politicians fro both parties who just see these people as either:

    Republican leaders: Illegals drive wages down.
    Democratic leaders: Illegals are poor and will vote Democratic.
    Your politicians have no loyalty to you, and make it an art to lie and try to get away with it.

  • Tatiana Covington

    500 years ago, there were no Anglophones or Hispanophones anywhere in the Americas. 160 years ago, the US conquered half of Mexico. Perhaps 100 years hence, Mexico will have replied in kind.

    If A may conquer B, then B may conquer A. Einstein was right. There are no privileged observers, and there are no preferred frames of reference.

    10,000 years hence, Mexico and the US (both only organizations of human beings, nothing more) will have dissolved. Quite likely into oblivion!

    • mondobeyondo

      Looks like Mexico is pretty much on its way to recapturing the territory it lost in the Gadsden Purchase (1854). Not with arms or weapons, but by sheer numbers. That’s too bad. We had a better deal purchasing Alaska from the Russians.

    • Gary2

      more than anything small pox conqured the us/mexico. This is why literrly a handfull of spanish conquestidors we able to defeat millions of aztecs. Same for the indians. There is an excellent book by Jared Diamond called “Guns, Germs, and Steel” that goes into this in great detail.

  • Obamistake

    They won’t go after Illegals but they’ll hire several thousand more IRS agents
    to go after those who don’t have health insurance under Obamacare?

  • El Pollo de Oro

    The economy is so bad in The Banana Republic of America (formerly Los Estados Unidos) that muchos illegales in the southwestern part of the BRA are returning to México and Central America. That’s one positive aspect of the BRA’s economic downfall: a lot of indocumentados are leaving this banana republic and returning to the banana republics they came from. But thanks to the horrors of globalism, the damage has already been done. Ross Perot was right, and Alex Jones is right: globalism is pure evil.

    “These globalists hate humanity and enjoy ugliness and pain and raw power. They love raw power so much.”—Alex Jones

    “Los Estados Unidos is turning into a banana republic.”—Gerald Celente

    “It is becoming increasingly impossible in America to get a good job without being connected to the system that serves the elites.”—Paul Craig Roberts

    The globalists promised us heaven, but as Ross Perot correctly predicted, they gave us hell. And in case you’ve missed some of my previous rants, the globalists also gave us a new flag.

    • El Pollo de Oro

      For those who haven’t seen it, this is our new flag, the flag of the BRA:

      And here is our new Banana Republic Pledge of Alliance:

      “I pledge allegiance to the flag
      Of The Banana Republic of America
      And to the corporate criminals for which it stands
      One nation under the iron boot of a despotic oligarchy
      With unrest and instability for all.”

      Alex Jones sure hit the nail on the head when he said that “we are in deep tyranny……deep, deep, deep.”

  • 2¢wurth

    While you can (and should) get angry with the IRS for giving child credits in the thousands of dollars, consider that these children are largely born in the United States, many underweight, premature and not fully formed, through Cesarean section, resulting in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per child. Then they qualify for many State and Federal child care programs that come to the home and cost upwards of $300.00 per visit, both for a Registered Nurse and a Social Worker. These costs make the IRS scheme pale in comparison. And finally, there are antibiotic resistant varients of pneumonia, tuberculosis and pertussis, virulent cases of measels and other maladies that are streaming across the American Southwest that will cost millions of dollars to track down and quarantine – if possible.

    We are paying a heavy price by ignoring the problem. When is the last time you got a bill for some minor medical procedure that was well into the thousands of dollars? I had a bowl of tomato soup that cost me $27.00 in my last three hour hospital stay – it must have been the best tasting soup I have ever had!

  • Excluding plenty of natural born citizens who do it as well makes your article sound mighty one sided, but I agree with the course of action

  • John Burt

    The US is not alone. It happens here in the UK as well. Romanians for example, who legally come here under the stupid laws of the EUSSR. Providing they can get a low-paying part-time job they then become eligible for UK benefits whilst never having paid a penny into the system. At that point they invent families;create extra identities; and siphon off £millions. Some have done this so successfully that, despite claiming poverty, they have built Hollywood style mansions in Romania; drive top of the range cars in the UK; manage to also buy property in the UK – whilst on benefits. Many illegals – non-EU – also seem to manage to benefit from this scam.

    The EU, in it’s wisdom, is planning to make entitlement to benefits mandatory for all EU immigrants to the UK, whether or not they work. Revolution is near – I hope.
    As for legal (and illegal) immigrants, and “asylum seekers” from non-EU countries. Well it would seem that 50% of the males and 75% of the females who follow a particular supremacist “religion” do not work and exist entirely on social security benefits.(figures provided by the UK Government Agency The Office for National Statistics- so true, and likely an understatement)
    Some even manage to live in £1-£2 million ($1.6 – $3.2 million) houses provided at State expense. Very few of we working, or pensioned,tax-paying indigenous Brits can afford such. Somalis and Afghanis can though because they don’t need to pay.
    As I understand it the particular religion even encourages such behaviour as a means of destruction and provision of religiously sanctioned “war booty”. They are doing well!
    Let’s be clear though. There are many benefit fraudsters amongst the indigenous population. With our over generous schemes it seems to be easy – except for the honest. I know several in my own small village who manage to get free new cars under the “disablity living allowance” but are clearly far from disabled. They don’t work either but seem to have managed to pass all the tests. “set a thief to catch a thief” would be a sensible government move methinks but with lily livered politicians that is a step too far.
    The UK, just like the US, has in the past greatly benefited from immigration. For example in the 19th century my paternal ancestors came from Germany.
    The difference between then and now is that then there was NO “social security” and no opportunity for fraud. NOW there is. THEN they had to work hard to even survive – and they did and prospered.
    A final point. The particular religion I mentioned is also managing to influence the outcome of UK elections by voter fraud – courtesy of one Tony Blair. People who have never ever left the Indian sub-continent manage to cast votes in UK elections. One judge, in one of the few prosecutions, said that our electoral system now resembled a “banana republic”. To think that once upon a time the UK electoral system was a world respected standard and we provided election observers to other countries. NOW? well now we have observers of UK elections coming from Africa! I finally became ashamed to be British.
    Nostalgia achieves little but how I wish for the poverty of my youth in the 50s. Then at least it was shameful to defraud and even shameful to claim any benefits whatever. A better world completely.

  • John Burt

    Sorry – it re-appeared.

  • Paul

    You all rail at the supposed incompetence and stupidity of your Government, but consider the outcomes from their policies and actions and ask yourselves “is this what is actually intended all along”? It all (unfortunately) makes a little more sense viewed from that perspective.

  • i’vegivenup

    Illegals are criminals because they have broken the law. Send them all back. The IRS is a criminal enterprise because it is unconstitutional (just like the Fed). Abolish the IRS…

    …unfortunately nothing will change because the sheeple still believe America will always be strong. Little do they know the coming years will turn very ugly for all citizens.

    Are you ready?

    • i’vegivenup

      Plus…it won’t matter who the next president is because Obama and Romney are basically the same. They are both funded by Wall Street bankers and they cater to the rich (remember that BOTH of them are millionaires). Obama pretends he care about the plight of Americans but just this week hundreds of thousands have lost their unemployment benefits. This will only increase the desperation of people who can’t find a job and the numbers will continue to grow. 8.1% unemployment?? LIES…ALL LIES!!

      On top of that corporations are hoarding billions…giving their CEO’s fat raises and still not hiring domestically. This is a crime and travesty….

  • Guido

    The same guy I mentioned above who did PI work told me once he was considering emigrating to Mexico, becoming a citizen, and sneaking back into the US-it would be easier to live here as an illegal. You don’t have to pay taxes, get paid in cash, and the cops let you go because they don’t want to deal with Spanish-speakers and the complications of dealing with illegals.

  • vl

    The government seems to be obsessed with elevating foreigners and demeaning its own citizens, and explaining our hardships on our imagined inferiority. If we are to believe the stereotypes propagated by the media, white Americans are all intellectually inferior to the East Asians and lazier than the (illegal) immigrants from Latin America. I am reminded of an old “stay in school” PSA in which a white dropout gets mocked by a pair of successful Chinese shop owners. (Of course, it would have been “racist” to reverse that arrangement.) I truly must wonder if other countries as inclined to spend taxpayer money on racist propaganda against the majority of their citizens.

  • Virginia

    America just loves to spend her tax dollars in the Middle East and on illegal aliens. Even though, we hate these people, we just cannot seem to give them enough of our tax dollars and let millions who have served this country well fall by the wayside. All the money we have spent in the Middle East and it is still a desolate third world nation with no electricity or running water. We spend $2 billion there every day on what? Financial accountability is nonexistent.

  • And why aren’t these illiegals required to give social security numbers for themselves and their kids like I am. I’m tired of working to support other people, Americans or not.

  • How come no one ever talks about all the fraud the Armenians are doing? They abuse welfare and other such things. Most armenian teens in Glendale, California are driving BMWS, Mercedes, Audi, and lexus cars.


    As I remember when I was a tax preparer many years ago..the IRS finally established that every child claimed as a dependent on a tax return had to have a legitimate Social Security number. Non-legitimate Social Security numbers were automatically flagged and that dependent claim was not allowed. Has this changed or am I not remembering correctly?

  • Gary 1959

    Just so everyone knows, I was hired as a shipping superintendent for the Eastern Shore Perdue Farms. About 85% of the workforce are illegals, as well as most of the population of all companies in that area. I started checking things out…no matter which facility you go to in any state, Perdue is mostly illegals. What was I told about this when I questioned it? As long as they have an I-9 and a matching ID and Social Security number, they are not illegal, in their eyes. Hmmmmm, funny, there are about 3/4 of the cars in the parking lot, all of which have Tennessee license plates on them, in Virginia! From what I understand, there are four addresses associated with all of these ID’s and Cars. Two things, there was an accident where a person got T-Boned by a van, the van’s occupant, an illegal, got out and ran, or should I say stumbled away from the scene. Easy to do if you don’t possess a real name. Also, One of my Managers fired an employee and 2 weeks later he came back. Had an entirely different ID, and all, and had to go to the same HR person we talked to prior to firing him. It’s a total disgrace. Wake up America, we no longer have a Government, they are merely puppets for a higher controlling group. By the way, called ICE, sent me to voicemail, left message with this info. They never called my back.

  • John

    Our screeming is into nowhere.

  • ladyworkaholic

    This is a ridiculous story that is a raw distortion of the facts. As a tax preparer, I will say that is not illegal immigrants that are creating billions in fraud… it is PEOPLE that are engaging this fraudulent behavior. White, Black, Yellow, Red… PEOPLE, who are aware of the tax loopholes and using them for their own benefits. It is horrible journalism to endorse this kind of behavior.

    • Secret Name

      it’s about legal status not color. You’re the one bringing race into this, racist.

  • Juliana S.

    I am Mexican and Im very proud of it. However, spending 13 years in this country I’ve learn to dislike some immigrants living here. Its totally disgusting to me when I see that they have 5 kids and they don’t work b/c the government helps them. Its stupid how they wait each moth for their check for each kid. Also, something to know is that even if their kids are in their country and not in the U.S they add them to the application, which means more money for them! Not all hispanics are like that tho but its sad how many do that…

  • tiff

    Its sad but true. I know people that have done this, they are illegal Mexicans.

  • Secret Name

    These people should be enslaved for their scams until they repay their debt.