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Why do I need to pay taxes for illegal immigrants and people who don’t pay taxes back?

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  • Amy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Illegal immigrants obviously pay sales tax and property tax just like anyone else. 

    Some get paid "under the table" and don't pay social security tax or whatever small amount of income tax would be owed on their small incomes. Others use an ITIN or a fake social security number and do pay taxes.

    Then they don't receive most of the benefits that your taxes pay for. Their children can attend public schools (because if they're going to live here they ought to be trained to work), and they get whatever vague safety the US army provides. They can't get social security payouts, food stamps, unemployment insurance, or any other form of government assistance.

    Under-the-table pay isn't unique to immigrants. In fact, citizens are more likely to break the law since their consequences are less severe. Tipped workers often don't report their cash income, and rich people with complicated investments can hide income. 

    So, finally getting to your question: why do you need to make up the taxes unpaid by these cheats? Because the IRS doesn't have the manpower to audit everybody. And thanks to repeated cuts to the IRS staff, that problem has been getting worse and worse.

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  • 1 month ago

    Contrary to popular belief, they pay taxes and are more law abiding that citizens.

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  • 1 month ago

    Without just you there would still be enough money for them, you contribute a crumb and help is there for you if you ever need it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    you pay taxes TO the government.   they need money to run the white house and the government services.    you dont pay so Illegal immigrants can live in the states. 

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