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Congress Best Hope for Fixing Child Tax Credit Issue Facing Amish

Oct. 4, 2019, 7:37 PM

Congressional action is the best chance for helping religious individuals who have been barred from claiming the child tax credit because they are opposed to obtaining Social Security numbers, a Taxpayer Advocate Service employee said.

Former National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson asked the IRS to administratively accommodate those taxpayers by offering them a way to claim the full credit. But the agency in a March memorandum took the position that it didn’t need to provide such relief.

  • “To me, that is the IRS’s public position on the issue,” said Josh Beck, a senior tax analyst with the Taxpayer Advocate...
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