Florida Man From Tampa Received $980K Refund Check From IRS
How does a mistake like this happen? That’s kind of bizarre…
The IRS issued a refund check for $980,000 to a Florida man who’d claimed only about $18,000 in income for the 2016 tax year.
A federal forfeiture complaint recently filed in U.S. District Court in Tampa lays out the story, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
A man from Tampa listing himself as a “free-lancer,” and included W-2 forms from jobs at a nursing home and a Sizzling Platter restaurant. Both jobs together showing he made $18K for the year.
However, one of the forms showed $1 million in federal income tax was withheld from his pay. What..?
The U.S. Treasury sent the man a refund check for $980,000, based on the $1 million withholding figure.
The man allegedly used the cash to open a money market account and buy a Lexus, according to the complaint. The filing says that when the account was opened, Blanchett allegedly claimed the money was inherited from his deceased father, the Times reported.
After the IRS discovered the problem, an IRS special agent took custody of the luxury car and recovered more than $900,000 of the money.
This man did not hesitate and wasted no time, at all, to use that money!