A new report to be released on April 14 will document rampant abuse in the collection of fraudulent income tax refunds from the IRS, especially by illegal immigrants.
The 51-page report, The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism
, by financial analyst and VDARE.COM
contributor Edwin Rubenstein,
will be released at a News Conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The study documents the â€?perverse childbearing incentivesâ€?
which â€?are more acute among immigrant householdsâ€?
and details the overall role that the EITC contributes to population growth.
Speaking at the news conference (during the release of the report) will be:
Ed Rubenstein, James R. Edwards, Jr
., a principal at the MITA Group, a Washington-based government affairs firm, and a consultant and public policy expert, author, and former Lincoln Fellow of the Claremont Institute, and Wayne Lutton, editor of the Social Contract
and co-author of The Immigration Time Bomb
"The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest anti-poverty program in the United States â€” and the most illegal-immigrant friendly,"
explains Edwin Rubenstein, author of the new report. "In 2007, more than 23 million households received more than $47 billion in the EITC payments."
But "between one-quarter to one-third of all EITC claims are â€?improperly paidâ€™ according to the General Accounting Office. The EITC â€” like most of the tax code â€” operates on the honor system. This is very different from welfare and food stamps where applicants are interviewed and required to present proof of eligibility,"
Mr. Rubenstein said.
For more information on the news conference
and to download a copy of the report [PDF
]visit the Social Contract website: www.thesocialcontract.com