A rather large number of those people getting those tax refunds are getting them not because they overpaid their taxes, but because they are getting a welfare benefit through the Earned Income Tax Credit.That's no different than people who receive a refund because they are getting a welfare benefit called the mortgage interest deduction. Yeah, it is considerably different. Mortgage interest deduction may reduce tax liability, but it isn't a refundable credit. EIC is a refundable credit. It is a welfare payment that is made through the IRS. The person filing an income tax returns receives a refund in excess of any taxes they have had withheld.
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