IRS student loans

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Schweisshund, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. Schweisshund

    Schweisshund Well-Known Member

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    I defaulted on my student loan many years ago and it was paid off via wage garnishment. Last year, the Department of Education withheld $4,243.91 from my income tax refund. I tried (to no avail) explaining that the student loan was already paid off. I am now getting the same exact letter stating that I owe $4,243.91

    What do I need to do? This is irritating as ....
     
  2. Schweisshund

    Schweisshund Well-Known Member

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    I think someone in the IRS wants to raise my blood pressure to astronomical levels.

    the student loan was paid off with interest through wage garnishment, and they withheld my refund last year and are still claiming I owe the same amount that was paid twice.
     

  3. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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    Sad state of affairs, government can't keep basic records... You may need a lawyer.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2017
  4. psrumors

    psrumors Well-Known Member

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    The IRS needs to die for this very reason
     
  5. psrumors

    psrumors Well-Known Member

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    Several years ago we were told we owed $125, it took about a year and a half to get it paid, we'd send a check, they would send us a $125 refund due to overpayment. My company received a garnishment letter which went over well with HR and almost derailed a promotion.

    The IRS is beyond fixable
     
  6. 175FO

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    I would send them a letter back explaining the situation with documentation if you have it. A couple years ago I got an IRS letter that said I owed something like $20,000 in unpaid capital gains tax. They were actually right that I had not paid the correct amount, but the way the calculated the tax I owed assumed that I purchased the stocks for $0. I wrote them a letter and attached the documents and a few months later they replied with the corrected statement.
     
  7. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Charge them all the same fines and fees they charge. Oh wait, it only works for one side.
     
  8. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    This is one organization that just needs to stop existing
     
  9. Schweisshund

    Schweisshund Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what an attorney told me to do. They actually owe me my income tax refund that was withheld for the amount I paid off years ago.
     
  10. atlsrt44

    atlsrt44 Well-Known Member

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    They audited me for business mileage 4 years back. I sent them my daily spreadsheet for the year.

    No reply just another bill saying nothing changed.
     
  11. jrm

    jrm Sledgehammer

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    Tech writers from Tampa have big student loan debts.
     
  12. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    GordonMiller

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    He moved to CA. Hey, Gordo, I'd be ashamed to use my picture for an avatar if I looked like you. You should ask your mom for a refund. TROLL.