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Old 03-17-2010, 03:51 PM   #21
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Well, I am not sure if the girl friend wants to do this. Apparently the boyfriend might have back child support he owes and she's afraid she won't see any of the money if the check comes in his name.

Who knows, I'm not asking twice and I'm not interested in getting involved in their business any more than I have to.
The whole business is pretty tawdry. I'd suggest the girlfriend ditch the free loading boyfriend, but of course we know she won't get any child support.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:03 PM   #22
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well if bf owes back child support the IRS will garnish his refund to pay the bill.
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Well, I am not sure if the girl friend wants to do this. Apparently the boyfriend might have back child support he owes and she's afraid she won't see any of the money if the check comes in his name.

Who knows, I'm not asking twice and I'm not interested in getting involved in their business any more than I have to.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #24
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well if bf owes back child support the IRS will garnish his refund to pay the bill.
Yes, wouldn't that be tragic if a mom actually got the child support that she was entitled to.
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:26 PM   #25
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Yes, wouldn't that be tragic if a mom actually got the child support that she was entitled to.
Too bad there is more then one. One would be giving up funds for the other in this case.
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Yes! Welcome to the world of "Refundable Tax Credits"!

I wonder how these play into the stats that show things like ~ 50% of filers pay no taxes? How about the ones that get paid to file?

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When I did taxes EIC refunds were big business as the recipients wanted their money as fast as possible. The SS cards for kids were routinely rented by parents who made too much for EIC to people who could get the credit. Sometimes netting $500 per kid for the ineligible parent. The IRS has started to audit some of these but the scams are still out there. EIC was supposed to replace welfare by making work pay.
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Unfortunately our tax code makes it ripe for people to game the system, not only EIC but first time home buyer credit, business deductions, charitable contributions just to name a few. The IRS only has so much manpower to investigate and prosecute the law breakers, therefore many people believe they can cheat and get away with it, and for the most part, they probably do.
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This year the IRS appears to have been auditing most all earned income credit returns claiming children who are other than son and daughter, ie) niece , nephew, sister, brother) They require proof of relationship and proof that the child lived with the taxpayer claiming the credit.
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