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Tax Filings Seen Dipping Amid Trump Crackdown On Illegal Immigration

Last year nearly 4.5 million people without Social Security numbers filed federal tax returns. Many were in the U.S. illegally. But there are signs that fewer such immigrants are filing this year.
There are signs that fewer immigrants in the U.S. illegally are filing taxes than in previous years. Source: Ronnie Kaufman

Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their federal and state filings before the April 18 deadline. Among them are several million people in this country illegally, and there are signs that fewer such immigrants are filing than in years past.

There is a common belief that immigrants in this country without authorization don't file or pay taxes. But the IRS says that last year

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