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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by 1BornPatriot
Don't blame the illegals, blame the IRS and their insane tax code.
So yes, I'll blame the illegals who are willingly claiming their nieces and nephews........not the laws that didn't allow this practice in the first place.
Originally posted by Doom and Gloom
reply to post by tothetenthpower
Do you read what you post seriously? If you are a legal tax paying citizen, they are stealing from you. Even if there are loop holes it doesn't give them the right to exploit them. You on another thread slam a person on his views taking the theoretical moral high ground yet come here and defend out right theft? How is this morally acceptable when a majority in this country are struggling and NOT making ends meet, yet you want to defend this and have our taxes go up continuously? Where's the goddamn out rage?edit on 19-6-2012 by Doom and Gloom because: (no reason given)
Again, blame the IRS, who enable this to occur. They are allowing other people to steal from you.
Qualifying Child A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew), Was under age 17 at the end of 2011, Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2011, Lived with you for more than half of 2011 (see Exceptions to time lived with you below), Is claimed as a dependent on your return, Does not file a joint return for the year (or files it only as a claim for refund), and [bold] Was a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national, or a U.S. resident alien.[/bold] For more information, see Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens. If the child was adopted, see Adopted child below.
Your 10-year-old nephew lives in Mexico and qualifies as your dependent. Because he is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. resident alien, he is not a qualifying child for the child tax credit.
Attach a valid federal income tax return, unless you qualify for an exception, and include your original, notarized, or certified proof of identity and foreign status documents. Because you are filing your tax return as an attachment to your ITIN application, you should not mail your return to the address listed in the Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ instructions. Instead, send your return, Form W-7 and proof of identity and foreign status documents to: