I owe money to Illinois Unemployment, will they take my federal and state tax return to pay off?
They can directly take your state refund, but they will have to wait until you deposit the money into your account to take your federal refund.
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As Mr. Lively stated, they can only get to your federal refund if you deposit it into your bank account.
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