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Grothman Cracks Down On Fraudulent Tax Credit Claims

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Washington, July 9, 2015 | comments
(Washington, D.C.) - Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced H.R. 2956 which addresses fraudulent claims on the earned income and child tax credits. These claims cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year. To solve this problem and save taxpayers money, Grothman’s bill prevents illegal immigrants from claiming the earned income tax credit (EITC) by limiting it only to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents with valid social security numbers. It also requires parents who claim dependents to list a valid Social Security number for both the taxpayer and the child for whom the credit is claimed.

“I promised on the campaign trail that I when I came to Washington, I would work to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in our federal government,” said Congressman Grothman. “My bill reduces fraudulent claims that will not only save taxpayers billions of dollars it, but also protects families who actually need this tax credit. These commonsense measures should already be in place and that is why I have introduced this legislation, to make sure these credits are readily available for families that actually qualify. The federal government owes it to American families who rely on these credits to ensure there is transparency and responsibility when it comes to the earned income and child tax credits.”

Click here to view H.R. 2956

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his first term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact his Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-2476, or online at grothman.house.gov.

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