Diego Tapia, Program Director at Ceiba, spoke to 69 News about the economic contributions of immigrants to the economy - and about how the ITIN helps immigrants participate in the economy more fully.
According to a report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), more than 50% of undocumented people pay taxes using an ITIN number. Diego Tapia informed viewers about the benefits that an ITIN can provide, above and beyond being able to present a tax return and claim applicable refunds and credits:
"In the future, if [immigrants] want to buy a house, if they want to get a car, credit cards, the ITIN provides that opportunity as well," said Diego Tapia to 69 News.
For more details, read the complete article (both in Spanish).