Will the IRS take the whole tax refund for my husbands back child support?
Asked by: jbell
My husband owes child support for his 2 children from his previous marriage due to loss of employment. I am a stay at home mother of our 2 children we have together and a daughter from my previous relationship. My question is if we file married jointly and he claims the 2 children we have together and my daughter as his step child and also he should get the earned income tax credit, will they take all of the tax refund until the child support is paid in full or do I as a wife and mother taking care of my 3 children have a legal right to getting some of that money back to me? I understand that he has to pay his child support and he is currently paying his weekly amount plus an extra percent since hes behind but will they still take money away from myself and my children, or will they take a percentage of his part and give it for child support and a percentage for my part and my children’s?