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Can they take child support from a tax refund check?

Asked by: rdhouse 487 views YA Discussion

And idk if he will get it direct deposit to keep from getting it paid he behide 4,000


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  1. Rich the average guy on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    Yes. If the amount owed is more than the check they will take it all, if they know about it.

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  2. David L on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    yes they can. They can take every penny of it.

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  3. jake on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    All of this is presuming that the past-due amount has been reported to the Treasury Department for offset. Some states are far more conscientious than others. Anyway, what hasn’t been mentioned is that if some of the refund is yours due to income on your part, you can file an 8379 (Injured Spouse form) and attempt to recover your part of the refund. The IRS will examine the factors, including whether or not you are in a community property state, and determine the allocations appropriately. Campus agents are very good at getting the forms correct, even if you fill them in wrong. If all of the income is his, then you are likely out of luck. And it should be noted that depending on your state, the IRS could be the least of his worries with arrears that high, as that’s high enough to be Federally certified, meaning no student loans, passport, federal jobs, et cetera. Good luck.

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  4. June H on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    Yes…. I don’t understand the other part of the question.

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  5. galloglaigh on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    They can and they will. But they have to know that he isn’t paying it.

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  6. Angelica on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    Absolutely yes they can. They can also take money from any bank accounts that the person owing the support has their name on and they can also take any work bonuses one receives. For many years, they took mine and my husbands joint tax returns and his work bonuses and once they took $ 900 out if our joint bank account. Thankfully we got caught up and all of that stopped.

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  7. Gerod on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    Yes. Any time the IRS is involved they can take it without your permission. Even if it is in a bank account. Everything is tied to your Social Security number. If you owe the government, they will get their money!! Hope this helps.

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  8. Raquel on Feb 21, 2013 Reply

    Yes they can. They can bank levy, wage garnish and take your tax refund for child support that is owed in arrears. I recently received money from a bank levy because my children father owe us child support. I was told my child support that as soon as he files his taxes that will be intercepted as well.

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