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Can my federal income tax return be withheld for back child support?

Richmond, VA |

I owe a minimal amount of back child suppo
rt and I was wondering if my federal income tax can be withheld

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Yes, your tax refund can be directly taken if the United States Treasury receives a garnishment request from a child support collection agency. Tax refunds can be intercepted for liabilities relating to child support, federal debts (such as federal student loans) and a few other types of debts.

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