Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts

According to a recent Washington Post article, the Treasury Department has been seizing tax refunds or demanding payment from hundreds of thousands of Americans on some very old debts due to a single sentence in the 2008 farm bill that removed the 10-year statute of limitations on debt owed to the government.  Since 2011, the Treasury has collected $424 million on these old accounts.

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