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Immigration News Flash

July 28, 2006

U.S. IRS Commissioner Addresses Tax Issues of Senate-Passed Bill (S. 2611)

Mark Everson, the U.S. IRS Commissioner and a supporter of immigration reform, addressed effects of S. 2611 on the IRSí tax administration. He highlighted several key tax-related provisions of the bill including the requirement of the IRS to certify all required back-payments have been made by illegal aliens, increased government access to private tax information and the restrictions placed on an alienís ability to claim a tax credit and/or refund. In addition, he acknowledged that the IRS has not actively pursued the enforcement of tax laws as they apply to aliens due to the lack of revenue it produces and the necessary balance needed between the IRS and U.S. employers in enforcement and wage issues.