I live in Nevada, a community property state. My husband owes arrears and the IRS will be taking our entire refund again this year. Am I not entitled to 1/2 of the refund? How do I get it? We filed joint and have two children of our own. I was a homemaker last year and did not earn money outside the home, but it is my understanding that half of what my husband earned is mine, so wouldn't 1/2 the refund belong to me? Our refund was almost 7,000. We pay to the arrears every paycheck also.