If a company hires a person and this persons green card expired 2 years ago is the company in legal trouble and is the person required to pay taxes?
An illegal citizen is not required to pay tax because they are
not legal. If a company hires an illegal (whether they know about
it or not), they can get into serious trouble. * Undocumented
immigrants do pay taxes, unless the person is paid in cash,"under
the table". They also are subject to withholding of Medicare, SS
and so forth. They cannot file a claim for such benefits. Companies
who knowingly employ illegal immigrants are subject to severe
penalties. However, most illegal immigrant workers use false
documents and such documentation takes a considerable time to track
down. This allows workers to be employed for a few months at many
different jobs and the employer not to be aware of the situation
until receiving notification from immigration or SS agencies.