Cheating on taxes still popular: millions get undeserved returns

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Millions of citizens and non-citizens will apply for tax refunds that they don’t deserve, according to the Social Contract Press.

A 51-page report, The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism is available at

“The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest anti-poverty program in the United States – and the most illegal-immigrant friendly,” said report author Edwin Rubenstein.

In 2007 the General Accounting Office reported that between 27 percent and 32 percent of all EITC claims were improperly paid. That’s upwards of 6 to 7 million+ households – approximately $12 to 14 billion dollars of fraudulent EITC payments in 2007 alone.

 According to the report, the fraudulent “tax relief” went to people who never paid a cent in taxes, and may have already defrauded the government of huge sums each year. “EITC scams are common, well-organized, and massive,” Rubenstein writes in the report. Only Medicare reported a larger dollar amount of monies acquired illicitly.