Monday, December 21, 2015

Holiday Season Tax Deal Leaves Immigrants Out in the Cold: Legislation Would Create Two-Tier Tax Code, Enact Barriers to Paying Taxes

The National Immigration Law Center states that U.S. Senate negotiators have agreed on a plan for tax cuts for corporations and much needed changes to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The agreement also contains provisions that would hurt low-wage taxpaying immigrant families. The agreement would essentially create a two-tier tax system, denying newly legalized domestic violence survivors, DACA recipients, and others the rights enjoyed by other tax filers with identical economic circumstances. The agreement would bar millions of tax-paying immigrants receiving Social Security numbers from access to vital tax credits. Worse, the agreement would enact additional barriers on those who wish to file taxes using an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, making tax compliance for working immigrant families even more difficult.

for details, see Download 2015 TAX EXTENDER LEGISLATION


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