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Child’s father said his federal tax refund was taken for child support.

child_support_personQ) My child’s father told me weeks ago that his federal tax refund was taken for child support. When will I get the money?

A) It usually takes three to five weeks from the time the money is offset from the obligor’s tax refund until the state receives it. The Department of the Treasury has encouraged states to hold collections from joint tax returns for up to six months in case the obligor’s spouse who does not owe child support files for his or her share of the refund. The Office of Child Support Enforcement and Treasury Department will work together to provide information to the states if the spouse has filed a claim for his or her part of the refund and has received the money. States will be able to distribute the offset to the family when they receive that information. When a family receives or used to receive TANF benefits, states have the option to keep federal tax refunds to repay the benefits. Check with your child support agency to see if the money has been collected and, if so, when you can expect to receive it.




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  1. I have been trying to enforce for over a year. It has been over 9 months since our divorce which was pro se and signed by a judge. GWINNETT received a copy of the divorce And A notorized copy of all money that the NCP had paid up to the time they decided to enforce…..over and when they finally got the case set up they do not request ANY arrears and when the NCP ask what he owes they do not tell him and he wants to pay it but they say I cannot accept payment and if he pays arrears through them than it would appear that he is grossly ahead like 3 months instead of behind 3 months. No one seems to know what is going on and I only reached out to child support Recovery because I thought they would help but they HAVE NOT been very helpful and the child is the one that suffers.

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