2,000+ LA Residents Still Haven’t Sent Back Erroneous Refunds
At this point, I think we can all agree that 2020 sucks. I could spend a minute or 2 listing the unfortunate things that have happened this year in both my personal life and the world in general - but you're living in this year too. I'm sure you are accustomed to how 2020 kinda has it out for us just like me.
For a lot of folks, it didn't start out like that. For roughly 66,000 Louisiana residents, things may have seemed better than normal when they received their 2019 income tax refund. Those select few got a double refund! Unfortunately, this "bonus" falls into the "if it seems too good to be true..." category.
Due to a filing mishap on the Internal Revenue Service's part, tens of thousands of folks in the Sportsman's paradise got a double-dip check. Obviously, the government wants that $26.9 million back. For the most part, they've gotten it - the good people of this state returned almost all of the money that clearly didn't belong to them. More than 2,100 folks did not - and now the IRS has them squarely in their cross-hairs.
According to WDSU, close to $600,000 has still not been returned despite numerous notices and attempts. The federal government has now reportedly started sending out bills to these folks, but will not garnish money from any current stimulus payments meant to alleviate the financial stress caused by the Coronavirus pandemic crisis.