The wife of one of the world’s most popular high school students was paid nearly $200,000 by the Education Tax Credit (ETC) program, according to a post-Tax Return filing by her husband, who was one of eight Americans who took advantage of the program for a refund.
Stacey Abrams filed the ETC return for her husband James Abrams on February 10, 2017, showing that she received a $1,898 reimbursement of $9,945 for the cost of her husband’s education at Albertson’s School of Technology in North Carolina.
Her total payment was $1.7 million, a refund that James Abrams received in January 2017, the day after he received his ETC payment.
James Abrams had originally received a refund for $1 million from the ETA program, but that refund was never recorded as being returned to him by the ECTC administrator, according, according his tax return.
James and Stacey filed the return on February 15, 2017 and reported that James received a check for $200 per month for five years, and that Stacey received a second check for three years.
James also received a bonus check for the next two years, according the IRS.
James received his refund from the program in January 2018, the same day the ETAC program’s website was updated with a new $1M reward.
James had originally been eligible for $4.5 million in ETC refund payments since June 2017.
In November, James had to pay $3.3 million in refund payments in a lump sum.
The couple has been married for 13 years, but the IRS said that Stasia’s claim of a refund was inaccurate.
James said in an email that Stacia had contacted him with an error, and they agreed to settle the matter.
The couple has filed for divorce, the IRS added.
Stasia Abrams filed her tax return for James Abrams for the first time on January 20, 2017.
James filed his return on January 21, 2017 on his own behalf.
Stacia Abrams, an accountant, said that James has been working as an independent contractor for the past several years.
“He has been using the EMTC program for his education,” Stasia Abrams said in a statement to ABC News.
“I’m grateful that I was able to file my tax return to show that my husband received a credit for his ECTS education.
We will be discussing this matter with the tax administration and have agreed to pay for his taxes so that we can move forward with our lives.”
James and his wife, a computer engineering student at North Carolina State University, are the latest high school graduates to file a tax return under the ETTC program, which provides refund payments to those who have completed a four-year college degree, earned more than $400,000 in tuition, and earned less than $150,000.