Community college is stealing my state tax returns when I don’t owe them money. What can I do?
So years ago I took some classes at a community college (while I was a minor). Some time afterwards my parents had to file for bankruptcy and so my debts to the school were thrown out. The trouble is, the community college in question has continued to steal my state tax returns every applicable year since. I’ve sent them copies of the documents proving I didn’t and don’t owe them anything due to the bankruptcy via certified mail, but I never hear back from them. Is there anything I can do to force them to return the money they’ve stolen?
- curtisports2Lv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Contact the state that is turning the money over when they shouldn't be.
- 6 months ago
Only if your school debts were listed on the Bankruptcy filling. IF they weren't you need to see a lawyer about it and the fact is.. THE IRS DOES NOT GARNISH WITHOUT A COURT ORDER... SO looks like it has been to court and you lost.. NOW stop trolling..
- Common SenseLv 76 months ago
Your tax returns cannot be garnished without you first being notified by the IRS, in which case, the bankruptcy documents would have been very useful from the get go. However, your parents filed bankruptcy, NOT YOU. You are the one who received an education, not your parents.
Contact the IRS, not the College. Explain to the IRS the situation and then resolve it. If you do owe for your education, then pay up and stop whining about it, you are not entitled to a free education no more than I am.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 76 months ago
Student loans do not get dismisssd in bankruptcy
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- STEVEN FLv 76 months ago
You can find out what is ACTUALLY happening, because a community college CAN'T seize tax returns, even WITH a court order.
That said, student loans ARE NOT discharged in bankruptcy and YOUR debts of any kind are not discharged in your parent's bankruptcy.
What is sounds like is the state is seizing your returns to pay student loans. The school was paid WHILE you were attending, and has NOTHING to do with the collections.
- NosehairLv 76 months ago
Sure, take them to small claims court but first be darn sure you really have a case.
- JeffreyLv 76 months ago
What you can do is get a lawyer.
- 6 months ago
I am guessing that you never disavowed the contract during your minority and further that you did not go through bankruptcy with your parents. If both of my guesses are correct, there is nothing to be done.
- A HunchLv 76 months ago
The STATE is taking the money and then passing it to the community college.
You need to contact your state's tax revenue department to handle this.
- Bone AloneLv 76 months ago
Bankruptcy doesn’t eliminate student debts. You still have to pay student loans.