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Can your income tax return be garnished?

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Jeffrey Rodriguez on September 27, 2018

Response . \n the income tax refund can be decreased by what is commonly called an offset.This can occur if you have outstanding federal or even some state debt(s). .Having worked in the tax preparation for many years I have seen offsets occur for various reasons. The most common reasons for a federal income tax refund offset are child support arrearage,unpaid federal tax debt and outstanding student loan debt.What is important to keep in mind is that a third party known as Federal Management System(FMS) controls the offset,not the IRS.The IRS, in most cases is not going to provide a reason or any information about the debt/offset and they relate directly to the FMS.


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