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Old 03-03-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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Did you know that this can occur?

I am torn. It just doesn't feel right.

Why should I receive back more money than I paid in?

Discuss...

Last edited by BrewCity; 03-03-2008 at 04:25 PM..
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:46 PM
 
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If you know this to be wrong, you should contact the IRS and straighten it out. You will be held accountable if you cash the check and spend the money. They will look at it as theft as best. Don't do this to yourself.

That said, you can call the IRS 800 number and they will tell you the legalities. You don't have to give your name...You need to get the skinny on this or you could be in trouble.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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If you know this to be wrong, you should contact the IRS and straighten it out. You will be held accountable if you cash the check and spend the money. They will look at it as theft as best. Don't do this to yourself.

That said, you can call the IRS 800 number and they will tell you the legalities. You don't have to give your name...You need to get the skinny on this or you could be in trouble.
I agree.

Ken
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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It's correct though. My return was filled out with complete accurately. With deduction and child credits I was entitled to this money. Perfectly Legal.

I was reading another thread in another forum and there are MANY, MANY, others in this same situation.

Truly, I find it ridiculous and unnecessary, but because my husband only made $30,000 taxible dollars, and I myself am disbled with Crohn's the goverment feels this is fair.

We were able to take advantage of many deductions. For one, to cover my Husband, Newborn, and Myself through my husband's work we have a $1255 premium each month.

It is an excellent Insurance Program (Humana PPO has a $3000 family deductible and ton of expensive copays) $25 a visit $40 for a specialist, ER $100, but what REALLY hurts is the parmacy benefits 10/30/$50 or 25% of the Remicade I'm being made to take that cost $2,500 an infusion.

Regardless of my situation, and duductions I felt as though I was doing something criminal and searched the internet to find out if there were any others in this situation and the responses came flooding in.

Of course those that were unaware were completely disgusted but even more upset to find out that their tax dollars are being used to pay out others that don't.

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Old 03-03-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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Did you know that this can occur?

I am torn. It just doesn't feel right.

Why should I receive back more money than I paid in?

Discuss...

Hey, take us all out to lunch before you go to jail.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:34 PM
 
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yeah, send me some if you dont want it.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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If you made 30K and have kids you get an earned income credit. This is a refundable credit that can be greater than your taxes.

Sometimes the govt just corrects your taxes and sends you the results.

If they really did mess up and send you too much money... This is NOT money from a source to mess with.

The IRS is brutal, evil and can effectively do anything they want. DONT mess with them.
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Old 12-16-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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Yea that's definitely fishy, most likely an overpayment on their part. Get that straightened out ASAP.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Contact IRS, even an error on their part, can end up coming back to you. Keeping more the you desreve from the IRS, could end up being more then brutal. Maybe there was an error in your taxes, and they corrected it, never the less, i would contact them.

Irs is an entity not to be recon with.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Contact IRS, even an error on their part, can end up coming back to you. Keeping more the you desreve from the IRS, could end up being more then brutal. Maybe there was an error in your taxes, and they corrected it, never the less, i would contact them.

Irs is an entity not to be recon with.
Seriously?
Calling the IRS almost FOUR YEARS later???
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