Friday, May 4, 2012
GEORGIA UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS PAY MORE THAN $85 MILLION IN INCOME TAXES
Tax day has come and gone and unlike the anti immigration people are thinking, undocumented workers pay a lot in taxes. According to the Immigration Policy Center report, in 2010, undocumented workers in Georgia paid more than $85,000,000 in income taxes. Undocumented workers who do not have social security numbers can still file a tax return, using a tax I.D. number, and some people use made-up social security numbers. This number is significantly higher than what the anti-immigration people are saying (their main excuse is that undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes). They also say that undocumented people are filing taxes so that can get refunds. Well, maybe they do not understand how refunds work. A refund is money that someone overpaid the government because of mandatory employer withholdings. Why should anyone pay above what they owe?