Valley businessman gets $257,000 tax refund due to IRS error
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:27:29 GMT —
An IRS keystroke error ended with an Alamo businessman getting a $257,000 tax refund but now, they want the money back.
Federal court records show that Roberto Aguilar got the quarter million dollar refund check in March 2011.
The $257,680.41 refund was all due to a keystroke error by an IRS employee.
Records show the IRS accidentally credited the trucking company owner $365,588 for his 2004 tax return.
Once his delinquent taxes were subtracted from the amount, the IRS issued Aguilar a refund for $257,680.41.
But IRS officials realized their mistake in May 2011 and reversed $356,588 credit demanding the money back.
Federal records show that Aguilar made several payments but still owes $196,614.41 to the IRS.
Tax attorneys with the IRS filed a lawsuit against Aguilar in McAllen TMs federal court on Monday to collect the remaining balance.
The Rio Grande Valley business man owns Aguilar Trucking in Alamo.
Action 4 News spoke to Aguilar via telephone on Tuesday.
Aguilar said he had been making payments was not aware of the IRS lawsuit.
Aguilar TMs McAllen-based attorney Ellen Stone declined to comment on the lawsuit.