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Social Security, Treasury Target Taxpayers for Their Parents' Decades-Old Debts

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: taxes, debt, social security, IRS, refund, Treasury )

- 1921 days ago -
A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice's tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her


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Ex T (131)
Friday April 11, 2014, 3:14 pm
Noted, thanks Nancy!!

Melania P (123)
Friday April 11, 2014, 3:47 pm
Thanks :)

Barbara K (62)
Friday April 11, 2014, 4:34 pm
Noted, thanks, Nancy, since when did we become liable for someone else's debt?

Nancy M (147)
Friday April 11, 2014, 5:13 pm
Yeah, for a spouse or child, sure. But yorur parent or some other deceased adult family member? Outrageous.

JL A (281)
Friday April 11, 2014, 5:15 pm
Sounds much like what has happened to parents and grandparents over student loans where harassment by debt collectors was added to the mix. Thanks Nancy for warning us that someone wants to "pass the sins of the parent" on to the backs of the children.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Friday April 11, 2014, 6:03 pm
I'm not surprised. My mother was audited several months after her death, and I was forced to pay what she had owed. This was back in 1991. Thanks for posting, Nancy.

Dee C (229)
Friday April 11, 2014, 9:38 pm
It is just outrageous..And what is really a shame is that they depend out so many just giving up out of frustration instead of fighting it..

Thanks Nancy..

Carmen S (611)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 3:11 am
This is outrageous, thanks Nancy for posting this and my heart goes out to all who are going through this.

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:49 am
TY Nancy

Nancy M (147)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:59 am
It is hard to fight the government I guess. Or hard for any of us little guys to take on the big guys.

I can see fi their was a recent death and the estate did owe taxes that it would come out of the estate. Never heard of children being helf liable for parents debts. YIkES. Just think what this would do to healthcare.

Phil m (47)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 9:34 am
We need another revolution! The us goverment hard at work.
Did you know that on a recent trip to Brussels, Obama spent $2.9 million for one night..

June M (136)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 1:16 pm
thanks Nancy

pam w (139)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 4:19 pm
WHATTT? This is ludicrous!

Patrice M (84)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:27 pm
Hey, if they don't confiscate everyone's money, how will they increase corporate welfare at the demand of the Koch brothers?

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 7:11 am
Thank you

Johann Scheffler (120)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 8:02 am
The social security admin is so corrrupt.. ex-cons get SSDI as do mentally ill and just plain lazy yet truly disabled people cannot get it. I know people who are 'depressed' who have gotten SSDI for decades and people with terminal cancer who cannot. There are people who genuinely need SSDI and cannot get it because of the deadbeats who consume the resources

Carrie W (6)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 1:14 pm
Illegal Aliens stealing BILLIONS every year, people in Mexico filing tax refunds and EITC!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday April 13, 2014, 7:40 pm
Thank you Nancy

Anne F (17)
Monday April 14, 2014, 10:57 am
Is this the same government that was unable to keep track of oil royalty money owed (can't find heirs who are due to be paid - legal case is Cobell)

Nancy M (147)
Monday April 14, 2014, 12:02 pm
I had not heard of that case Anne, but I just google'd and here is a link that anyone can cut and paste.

Ex T (131)
Monday April 14, 2014, 6:33 pm
Good news Nancy! They quit!

Nancy M (147)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 6:03 am

Great news, Thanks Ex T! Woo Hoo!

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