How does someone on welfare with no income get a tax refund?
Asked by: sfbs
This the scenario in my husbands family. House is owned by brother #1 it is in his name, tax bill is in his name, utilities are in his name. It is a duplex, brother #2 and his wife live there also, they pay no rent and give brother #1 some money when they feel like it for utilities. Brother #2 has three children that he does not have custody of that he pays child support on, he and his new wife have a two year old daughter, and another on the way. The wife, bitching about the child support and the fact that their tax refund is taken for back child support came up with a bright idea, she went down to the court, used her dad’s address, claimed she was separated and now gets child support from the husband she still lives with at the duplex (she did this to reduce the support of the other children and yes it happened, he doesn’t make that much money). In addition to the child support, she also gets a bridge card, welfare money, medicaid and WIC. She has NO JOB, she has no vehicle, she has NO taxable income. She has some guy she knows do her taxes and gets back refunds bigger than mine (and I work my ass off). It is obvious to me that however she does it, it is fraudulent, but what is she doing? She does not qualify for EIC because she earned NO INCOME. This is the second year she has done this, last year she bought a 55 inch plasma TV, this year it’s a trip to Disney. Please do not respond and tell me I don’t know what I am talking about, that she must work, has income ect. because she does NOT. I have ran her numbers through one of the free tax programs and it comes up with zero refund, but yet here she is planning on how she is spending her refund this year, asking me about hotels at disney. Someone said she lies and said she makes money as a “homemaker”, I tried that in the tax program and it did give a refund of around $ 700, but she is getting thousands back not hundreds….cant go to disney with $ 700. It drives me crazy, I guess my mind is not “criminal” enough to figure it out and she makes me sick to my stomach.
Yes we know brother #1 should give these lowlifes the boot, but that is a whole other topic!
No she is NOT a student, no retirement or investment income either. And yes, that was the point of running her numbers in the tax program, zero income should be zero refund but yet she gets a refund, I am trying to figure out how she is doing it, or did you miss that part “A Hunch”? Can’t report it something when I have no idea how it is happening.