Brickbat: It All Belongs to Us

An inspector general's report found that the state of Ohio has kept some $34 million in business tax refunds from businesses that have properly requested them. The report also found the state had a practice of not alerting taxpayers of any over payments

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  • Snark Plissken||

    I think a certain inspector general needs to meet with a little accident, eh, Rocco?

  • Radioactive||

    all you taxes belong to us

  • Pavlov's Cat||

    And nobody noticed?

  • UnCivilServant||

    Only the little people.

  • Radioactive||

    dwarves or midgets?

  • Snark Plissken||

    What a tosser.

  • Pavlov's Cat||

    dwarves or midgets?

    Gooble, gobble! One of us!

  • Pavlov's Cat||

    Only the little people.

    The Lollipop Guild?

  • Radioactive||

    The Butterfly League!

  • pan fried wylie||

    from businesses that have properly requested them

    Seems like the business might have noticed.

  • Certified Public Asskicker||

    This isn't unusual at all. I had a business client a few years ago who had a large overpayment in Illinois (about 150k). Every time we called to ask about where it is, the response was a very blunt "we don't have the money."

  • UnCivilServant||

    "we don't have the money."

    "Yes you do, it's the money you stole from me. If you can't manage to only spend money that's actually yours, that's not my problem. Pony up."

  • Matrix||

    When they pay it back, do they pay interest on that money like the government charges us when we don't pay them on time?

    Oh, I forgot, we're not the ones with a police and military force backing us.

  • sarcasmic||

    Who said they paid it back?

  • Swiss Servator, mehr Käse!||

    In IL, it takes someone with serious clout to intervene just to get normal bills for materials and services to be paid in less than 18 months to 24 months overdue.

  • Cdr Lytton||

    Oregon surprisingly does. I made a mistake on my state tax form one year. Six months later they sent a notice of adjusted return showing what they fixed along with a refund of the overpayment and six months interest on the overpayment.

  • Rich||

    FTFA: $34 million in requested refunds were placed on pending status and therefore not paid out

    Emphasis added.

    So, no problem -- "Proper procedures were followed".

  • Matrix||

    Yeah, I wonder if I can put my tax payments in "pending status" so I can delay paying them without penalties, fines, or interest. No? Why not? Oh... FYTW. Okay.

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