If I claimed my child on my taxes, and I owe years in child support, can they take all the money I owe? 10 Answers as of August 21, 2015

If I claimed my child on my taxes, and I owe years in child support, can they take all the money I owe?

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Eranthe Law Firm
Eranthe Law Firm | Cate Eranthe
Yes. It is required under the law.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/21/2015
Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
They can all your refund to pay your child support.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 8/21/2015
Law Office of Martin A. Kahan | Martin A. Kahan
This is a question for a tax attorney. Locate a tax attorney in your area and set up a consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/21/2015
Law Office of Darin Kanfer | Darin J. Kanfer
It is possible that they will take your refund.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/21/2015
Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP | Norman H. Green
They can take you refund even if you did not claim the child, and I hope they do. They are also likely to disallow the dependency exemption, since you apparently did not actually provide the required support in the year in question.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/21/2015
    Diane l. Berger | Diane L. Berger
    It doesn't matter whether you claim your child or not (whether you were entitled to claim the child is another issue), any refund you might otherwise be entitled to can be seized.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 8/20/2015
    Law Offices of Robert Burns
    Law Offices of Robert Burns | Robert Burns
    Yes. First, a tax intercept has to be created (probably done by a County Dept. of Child Support Services).
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/20/2015
    Polsinelli Shughart PC | William B. Prugh
    The IRS does have the right to seize a tax refund to apply to back child support if they get information from the state that support is owed. Other than paying what you owe, you can make sure in future years that there is no refund and paying the additional taxes when you file.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 8/20/2015
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    I suspect you may be asking about whether or not your income tax refund can be intercepted to pay a child support obligation. The answer is yes, whether or not you are claiming the child on your taxes which is another matter altogether.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/20/2015
    Peggy M. Raddatz
    Peggy M. Raddatz | Peggy M. Raddatz
    It is certainly possible that the state will intercept your tax refunds.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 8/20/2015
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