04/11/2014 03:29 pm ET Updated Apr 11, 2014

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

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 refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.

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