GOP Tax Plan would cut $23 million dollars in illegal alien benefits

One portion of the GOP Tax Bill I have yet to see circulate very far is the money we will see saved through stripping illegal aliens of their ability to use several major Tax Credits.

The Washington Times:

The new GOP tax overhaul would strip illegal immigrants of the ability to claim several major tax credits, saving the government $23.1 billion over the next decade, according to the bill’s authors.

For years Republicans have complained that despite a general ban on taxpayer benefits flowing to illegal immigrants, the IRS has allowed them to collect the child tax credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Efforts to shut down those claims have been tried in the House but have never cleared Congress.

But the new tax overhaul tries again, calling for taxpayers to have to submit work-eligible Social Security numbers in order to claim the credits.

Immigrant-rights advocates have complained about attempts to close the tax credits in the past.

In the case of the child tax credit, activists say that while the parents may be in the country illegally, their children are often U.S. citizens who deserve the credit.

This is a portion of the Tax Bill that is very important. When giving Tax Cuts to the American people we should always be looking into ways to save money. $23 Million dollars is a huge amount of money that could be better served in helping the American people rather than being handed down to illegal aliens.

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