Q) Can past-due child support be taken from the state income tax refund?
A) Yes, past-due child support can be taken from a state income tax refund. If a noncustodial parent owes past-due child support, the state can intercept all or part of their state income tax refund to pay off the arrears. This is called a tax refund intercept. It is important to note that this only applies to state income tax refunds, not federal income tax refunds.