States Seize $47 Million in Stimulus Checks for Back Taxes

June 9, 2008

New York and Georgia are the two states that have collected the most money to satisfy back taxes by seizing stimulus payment checks being sent out by the federal government, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

New York has seized 11,359 checks worth $4.7 million, and Georgia has seized 16,051 checks worth $4.66 million. States can intercept tax refunds and other Treasury payments to individuals if those individuals owe back taxes. Nationwide, states have seized 123,407 checks worth $47.9 million.

We’re looking for the numbers for the remaining states.


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