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 Tax Refunds in our Paychecks
  • Petitioned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

This petition was delivered to:

New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Tax Refunds in our Paychecks

    1. amy  toro
    2. Petition by

      amy toro

      NYC, NY

Having our tax refunds given though our paycheck eliminates Crimes, Theft and Benefits the Taxpayerpay by having their refund check as a credit towards that week's withholding tax payment!

The government should allow taxpayers to credit their withholding tax payments through their paycheck when they are due a tax refund. This prevents refund checks from being stolen.


1.Decrease the amount refund checks issued which decreases the amount of stolen refund checks.

2.Taxpayers receive immediate financial relief via their paycheck from the tax refund credited against the week's withholding tax payment. Therefore, the taxpayer can receive an increased amount in his paycheck since the tax refund is credited towards that week's withholding tax payment.

3. Prevents ID theives from stealing their tax refund! The refund goes directly to the taxpayer!

The IRS withholding tax payment is $200 / week and the IRS owes the employee $100/ week. Employee's net pay withheld=$100

Paycheck is increased by $100 due to the tax refund credit.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. IRS's Refund Current Methods: Easy for Theft

      amy  toro
      Petition Organizer

      IRS Tax Topics - Topic 152 Refund InformationTopic 152 - Refund Information
      Taxpayers have three options for receiving their individual federal income tax refund: a paper check, direct deposit (electronic funds transfer) into a checking, savings or other
      account; or a purchase of U.S. Series I Savings Bonds. Taxpayers may request that refunds be directly deposited in up to three separate accounts. The refund must be $1.00 or
      more. Form 8888, Allocation of Refund (Including Savings Bond Purchases), will give taxpayers a choice of selecting up to three accounts such as checking, savings and
      retirement accounts.


    Reasons for signing

    • amy toro NYC, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/justice-department-tax-division According to the IRS, 600,000 tax refunds were stolen. If each refund was at least $1000.. then, that equals $600,000,000. taxpayer dollars stolen/ missing. Then, $600,000,000 was to be given to the taxpayer who is owed the money. Then, $600,000,000 stolen. missing + $600,000,000 refund need to resent + cost of enforcement and processing ( at least about $600,000,000)> Then, total approximate cost= $1,200,000,000 in 2011 cost to taxpayers!! Eliminate the problem! Stop the cost to the taxpayer! Thanks for your support! Amy

      Don't raise taxes if by stopping the 'tax-dollars' from being missing from the IRS

      the IRS will save over ONE BILLION DOLLARS/ year!

    • mickey` hall LONGVIEW, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      Good plan makes sense, which is why they will never do it no way to lose those funds in the process.

    • amy toro NYC, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      So, you can receive your tax refund promptly without the fear of theft!

      You will be able to receive your tax refund by an increase in your paycheck!

      Eliminates the possibility of having your tax refund stolen in the mail.

      Eliminates paper- makes this a 'green' alternative for receiving your tax refund!


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