I don't see how they can do this to people. They are taking taxpayers refunds because of overpayment of social security benefits to parents decades ago. The parents are now deceased so they are going after the children's tax refunds. I can see them taking people tax refunds if they themselves were the ones that was overpaid but not someone that had nothing to do with it other than being their child. All this because of a single sentence in the farm bill.A few weeks ago, with no notice, the U.S. government intercepted Mary Grice’s tax refunds from both the IRS and the state of Maryland. Grice had no idea that Uncle Sam had seized her money until some days later, when she got a letter saying that her refund had gone to satisfy an old debt to the government — a very old debt.
When Grice was 4, back in 1960, her father died, leaving her mother with five children to raise. Until the kids turned 18, Sadie Grice got survivor benefits from Social Security to help feed and clothe them.
Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents decades-old debts - The Washington Post