Skip to comments.Child Tax Credit for Immigrants Without SSN Might be History ()
Posted on 02/22/2012 5:46:00 PM PST by wac3rd
Elibertos two sons are US-born. He and his wife are undocumented immigrants and because they cannot have a Social Security Number (SSN), they use an ITIN instead to file their yearly tax return.
The money [Child Tax Credit] is the only one we qualify for, and we end up using almost entirely on the children, stated Eliberto, who did not provide a last name to protect his family. The Van Nuys resident earns approximately $20,000 a year through full time employment and says that every two weeks approximately $154 disappear from his already small paycheck to pay federal and state taxes.
Eliberto and Sonia are really worried. Talk of Congress moving forward with a proposal to restrict the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refund to taxpayers who have a SSN will impact their family budget and that of more than 2 million working families who pay income and payroll taxes. Hard-working families and low-income families pay over $9 billion in payroll taxes each year according to Accounting Coach. Eliberto pays $5,544 in taxes every year but receives $2,000 in return as part of the ACTC program.
Elibertos family is Latino. The bill in question will hit the Latino community hardest because 80 percent of those impacted are Latino families. Of the estimated 15 million children living in poverty in the U.S., forty percent are Latino children. Eliberto asks me why Congress is attacking his family. His two U.S.-born children can be heard playing in the background and I have no real answer for him.
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no way $5544 in taxes on 20k.
20k is approx: 2150 in income tax. Fica\Medicare = approx
$1530 - state & local are 2k ? no way.
If he claims 4 W-4 exemptions, he’ll pay less than 500 bucks a year.
If he makes 20k, his taxable income (4 exemptions and the standard deduction) will get him most all his income taxes back plus he gets the child care credit.
Hugh and series. All you're child tax credits are belong to us. It was a dark and rainy night...
You're right. I have a friend who makes about $20,000 per year with his retirement plan and he pays no taxes, he**, he doesn't even have to file after all is said and done, at least that is what he tells me, and if he did pay taxes it wouldn't be 5,544. A couple with 2 kids at that income level would only file in order to get the unearned credit. In fact, if I recall correctly, if you pay taxes at all you don't qualify for the credit. This whole article is a BS sob story designed to work up sympathy for illegal blood suckers.
It’s from the Patch website, not La Raza.
I have an answer for him- if he doesn’t like it he can take his family back to Mexico. The general “I am owed, my children are owed” additude of many illegals is mind boggling. I cannot imagine why I would expect anything if I illegally lived in another country.
Cry me a rio, Eliberto. I don’t believe these numbers in this article, but even if they are true Eliberto and family are sucking off taxpayers more than enough to make up for it.
Oh, they suck up far more than what they pay in, but most illegals have a hard time getting the EITC. You can’t actually get the EITC if you don’t have a SSN. Just having kids with a SSN doesn’t do it. The filers have to BOTH have one, not just either the husband or wife, either.
This is how they avoid paying taxes and SOAK the rest of us:
1. Claim a LOT of deductions so that not that much is withheld for taxes in the first place.
2. Or, claim the additional child tax credit for DEPENDENTS who live in Mexico and who don’t even have SSNs. These aren’t actual children of theirs, just people who they say they support. I’ve seen tax returns of up to $7000 gotten back that way.
3. The amount of benefits that their US born children suck up each year is HUGE. Food stamps, Medicaid, TANF, local aid, and schooling costs are FAR MORE than what they would ever possibly pay in.
4. And of course, we all know about under the table pay.
5. The EITC comes in if an illegal has somehow managed to get a real SSN issued to them. It happens legally under certain circumstances.