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Yanks' Steinbrenner sued over taxes

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Hal Steinbrenner and his wife, Christina, are being sued to recover more than $670,000.
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NEW YORK (AP)

The Internal Revenue Service is suing New York Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner over what it calls an ''erroneous'' tax refund of more than $670,000.

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The suit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Tampa, Fla.

The dispute dates to the 2001 tax year and involves a refund the IRS paid in 2009. The IRS says the refund claim was filed too late and has sued Steinbrenner and his wife, Christina, to recover $670,493.78.

Yankees spokeswoman Alice McGillion says Steinbrenner's representatives hadn't received any prior notices regarding the matter from the IRS.

Hal Steinbrenner and his brother, Hank, took over ownership of the Yankees from their now-late father George Steinbrenner in 2008.

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