Three Republican lawmakers are calling on the Social Security Administration to work with the Internal Revenue Service to do more to stop fraudulent claims for the Earned Income Tax Credit, particularly by the self-employed.
House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany, R-La., Social Security Subcommittee chairman Sam Johnson, R-Texas, and Oversight Subcommittee chairman Peter Roskam, R-Ill., pointed Friday to a recent report by the Social Security Inspector General showing the SSA failed to report suspicious self-employment income to the IRS, permitting tens of thousands of individuals to illegally obtain EITC payments they did not deserve.
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