In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss BB&T's (NYSE:BBT) little tax problem. They tell investors about the hundreds of millions of dollars BB&T paid to the IRS, expecting to get it back, and why a very similar recent court case involving Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) may have set a precedent and may mean BB&T won't be getting its money back after all. Matt tells investors how much money is at stake and just how damaging this could be to BB&T if the courts don't rule in its favor.

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