Undocumented Labor and Tax Deductions


A major issue today is how to deal with illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants, that is, those individuals who entered the U.S. without legal authorization or who are violating the terms of their VISA’s are estimated by various reports to exceed 11,000,000 people. The undocumented worker is a political dividing line, and an economic issue. Assuming that there is a desire to reduce the size of the undocumented worker labor force, are the legal mechanisms today adequate for the job. Some commentators, say no and some say that immigration reform is the only solution. I wonder whether a change in the Internal Revenue Code to disallow the deduction for hiring undocumented or falsely documented workers would be of some deterrence value. This is only a question, but here is the issue.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:


DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Sanford Millar, Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »


Sanford Millar
Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar

Experience and Qualifications: Over 30 years of experience in domestic and international tax... View Profile »

Follow Law Offices of Sanford I. Millar:

Reporters on Deadline

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.