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Equitable Recoupment

equitable recoupment n

: a doctrine that allows the government to collect a tax or a taxpayer to collect a refund of tax after the running of the statute of limitations for such collection in cases where the statute of limitations creates an inequitable result


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.