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Georgia taxpayers get money back after state's mishap

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email 

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Revenue officials in Georgia say they've redeposited more than 32,000 tax refunds after mistakenly removing the money from the accounts of taxpayers.

In some cases, the situation led to bank overdraft fees when checks bounced.  State Tax Commissioner Douglas J. MacGinnitie promised the state would pay if bank charges did accrue.

Georgia revenue officials have said the problems arose after the state issued about $12 million in tax refunds, but quickly realized that it had paid out about $630,000 too much.

When they tried to correct the situation, officials removed money from the accounts.

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