March 5, 2007, - 1:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
With tax filing deadlines looming, did you know that illegal aliens can be claimed as “dependents” on taxes (thus, reducing a tax burden significantly)? Contrast that with the fact that, if you are a U.S. citizen, but have a dependent that is not a U.S. citizen or resident, you cannot claim that person as a dependent on your taxes.
CPA George Saenz writes about this on Bankrate.com:
In order to claim individuals, even children, as dependents, they have to be citizens or residents of the U.S. . . . A child can become a U.S. resident either by having a green card or by being substantially present in the U.S. Many illegal immigrants are considered residents for income tax purposes based on substantial presence even though they are in violation of their immigration status.
Substantial presence means that the individual has been present in the U.S. for more than 182 days in the current year. Alternatively, you can be a resident under substantial presence if you are in the U.S. for more than 30 days in the current year and if the sum of the current year’s days plus one-third of the previous year’s days plus one-sixth of the second preceding year’s days exceed 182 days.
Fred Taub of Boycott Watch developed this Department of Jihadist Security Illegal Alien Threat Level Color Chart, above. I’d say we’re at Red for Severe. And it’s well beyond reclamation.
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