we were paying to arkansas but last december my husbands ex filed in our state, oklahoma. the state was garnishing his wages, Oklahoma was in charge of sending it to arkansas. Arkansas' records show they got it but oklahoma s records show we paid nothing in the last 2 1/2 years. so they took 4200.00 from our refund. when we owed less than 1600.00. what can i do? and if i can somehow prove them wrong do they have to write my husband a check for the difference because that money was for a place to live and a car and we got screwed
Hire a tax attorney.
Tax attorney will gather ARK, OK and Fed transcripts
Give the tax attorney your payments and he/she will see if they matched and are reflected in the transcripts.
If one state took more than it was entitled to, you can have the tax attorney file for a refund from that state.
Its always dangerous to pay more "estimated tax"/"withholding tax" than you need to because:
(1) its an interest free loan to the government (you are cheating yourself out of the interest).
(2) There are dozens of potential entities that can freely grab it for themselves
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