22 August 2015

An Illegal Filipino Is Not Paying His American Taxes

Illegal Vargas Not Paying Taxes
Somebody is not practicing what they were bragging about and that person is no other than Filipino illegal alien in the United States, Jose Antonio Vargas.

Vargas was a high-profile personality who admitted that he is an illegal immigrant who works as a journalist and appeared in several legislative hearings defending his misguided right. He even argued that illegal workers, like him, contribute to the tax base, but apparently this is not true in his case.

Vargas was recently hit with a tax lien in January for almost US$ 42,000 in unpaid taxes, Red Alert Politics reports.

According to the document filed 7 January 2015, the lien for US$ 41,945.44 was for non-payment of taxes in 2010. The date of the assessment was 23 September 2013.

"Vargas, the current host of MTV’s "White People," has bragged time and time again that he has been paying federal taxes since he was 18, 19, or 22, depending on the recounting of the story," Red Alert noted.

The website quotes Vargas' various times since outing himself as being in the country illegally as talking about how illegal immigrants pay taxes while receiving none of the benefits of citizenship.

"Undocumented workers pay taxes. I've paid income taxes, state and federal, since I started working at 18," Vargas wrote in Time magazine in 2012. "The IRS doesn't care if I'm here legally; it cares about its money."

Vargas told Red Alert by email that he has paid off the debt.

"After outing myself in that article, I stopped using the doctored card my grandfather gave me — including filing my taxes with it," Vargas said. "As I noted in the Times essay — and as I've repeated in many interviews — I paid state and federal taxes using that card in the prior years, which I started using when I began working as a teenager."

Vargas sent Red Alert a copy of a check, dated 11 February 2015.

"To my knowledge, the lien payment I made this year fulfills my tax liability," he said.

Vargas is also known for making a documentary for the MTV that purposely tried to shame 'white people' and create a race war.