1.4 million legal identities stolen by immigrants
According to a new IRS report, about 1.4 million illegals are working under stolen social security numbers. Unfortunately, the IRS managed to identify only half of the 1.4 million people affected in 2015.
The IRS knows of 2.4 million people a year who file taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, which is generally given out to immigrants who aren’t authorized to work. But the IRS is not allowed to talk with Homeland Security to help agents identify who and where those taxpayers are.
The migrants file their forms with their ITINs, but the W-2 forms they submit show valid Social Security numbers that they fraudulently gave to their employer to clear an initial work authorization check.
A staggering 87 percent of forms filed online using ITINs showed income credited to a Social Security number. More than half of forms filed by paper also showed that same fraudulent behavior.
Fraud isn’t fair – it’s not right for an illegal immigrant to pass off another’s social security number as his or her own. We need to ensure those living and working in this country are aware of our rules and the American way of life – like respect for life, liberty and property! Please click here to learn more to help Tea Party Patriots prevent this from happening.