Johnson leads crusade against illegal immigrants receiving undue tax credit
Today Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.—Texas) introduced H.R. 4528 “The Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act,” legislation to prevent illegal immigrants from claiming the refundable child tax credit due to a loophole in the tax code.
The proposed legislation would require tax filers to provide their Social Security numbers in order to claim the credit. As it currently stands however, illegal immigrants can receive the refundable child tax credit so long as they are able to obtain IRS-provided Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN). For all intents and purposes, this makes it easier for illegal immigrants to get their hands on this credit.
Johnson is committed to doing everything he can to make sure illegal immigrants do not take advantage of refundable tax credits. He asks his colleagues in the House to join him in passing this simple, commonsense taxpayer protection bill. Rep. Ginny Brown Waite (R-FL) cointroduced H.R. 4528 with Johnson.
Johnson represents the Third Congressional District of Texas.