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Kimberly-Clark Demands $6 Million From IRS

DALLAS (CN) - Consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark claims in Federal Court that the Internal Revenue Service refuses to refund it more than $6 million it mistakenly overpaid for payroll taxes.

Kimberly-Clark claims that it and several of its subsidiaries erroneously withheld and paid extra payroll taxes for supplemental unemployment compensation benefits to fired employees from 2003 to 2009.

"Despite plaintiff's repeated requests, the IRS has refused to participate in administrative appeals conferences with respect to any of the plaintiff's disallowed claims for refund," the complaint states. "To date, the IRS has not given notice to plaintiff of disallowance of plaintiff's remaining claims for refund."

Kimberly-Clark claims more than 6 months have passed since it filed its refund claims and it has exhausted its administrative remedies.

It wants a refund of "more than $6,051,253.26," with interest, costs and attorney's fees. It is represented by Ellen Perlioni with Morgan, Lewis and Bockius in Dallas.

Based in Irving, Kimberly-Clark makes paper-based consumer products, including Kleenex, Kotex, Cottonelle and Huggies.

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