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Tax Refunds Being Seized By Government For Unpaid Debts

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47 ABC News - Imagine your refunds being seized by the government because of someone else's debt.

According to a report by the Washington Post, the government was seizing state and federal tax refunds from about 400,000 Americans who had relatives who owed money to the Social Security Agency. Some of the debts dated as far back as the middle of last century.

The Social Security Administration announced Monday, it will immediately cease efforts to collect on taxpayers' debts that are more than 10 years old.

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