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.