The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a Year
Established 15 years ago, the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number [ITIN] is a seemingly innocuous administrative requirement that the Internal Revenue Service assigns to anyone who is employed and pays taxes. According to the IRS website, the numbers are used for federal tax reporting only. But since ITINs, as they are commonly known, are issued to wage earners regardless of immigration status, they’ve frequently been abused by the aliens who hold them.
Read the full story by Joe Guzzardi in The Federal ID that Pays Illegal Aliens Billions a Year, published at the Western Center for Journalism.