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DC could garnish tax refunds to pay outstanding traffic tickets

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    D.C. Metropolitan Police Department headquarters

    If you don't pay your speeding ticket in D.C., you could see a smaller tax refund.

    The tentative budget includes a plan for the city government to collect outstanding traffic fees and fines by digging into drivers' tax refunds.

    The District thinks it could collect $2.5 million per year.

    The plan would only affect D.C. drivers, who account for fewer than 20 percent of tickets issued in the District.