Fla. Tax Agency In Contempt For Collection, 11th Circ. Says

By Vidya Kauri (August 11, 2016, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The Florida Department of Revenue must be held in contempt of a bankruptcy court after intercepting a payment to a federal employee whose Chapter 13 plan was already confirmed, the Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday in upholding lower courts in the dispute.

Debtor Irain Gonzalez had accused the DOR of violating the bankruptcy court's confirmation order after the agency, in light of domestic support obligations, intercepted a travel reimbursement payment of $4,700. He argued that he was unable to make the required payment on his government-issued credit card and was therefore potentially subject to suspension from work if the funds were not...

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