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Myth: Illegal Immigrants Don't Pay Taxes

Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers bust immigration mythsIllegal immigrant do pay taxes.

Many pay income taxes. Some do so using a fake Social Security number. Other do so with a Taxpayer Identification Number.

Illegal immigrant also pay Social Security taxes. Stephen C. Goss, the chief actuary of the Social Security Administration, states that in 2007 alone, illegal immigrant payed some $12 million dollars into the Social Security trust fund. Most will not see a penny of these contributions, yet their contributions are paying for the retirement of precisely the people who are most anti-immigrant.

Illegal immigrants also pay sales taxes and other taxes.