Category Archives: Offsets

Tax Refund Offsets for Unpaid Child Support

The Department of Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) issues IRS tax refunds and Congress authorizes BFS to conduct the Treasury Offset Program (TOP). Through the TOP program, BFS may reduce your refund (overpayment) and offset it to pay: Past-due child support; Federal agency non-tax debts; State income tax obligations; or Certain unemployment compensation debts owed…

Tax Refund Offsets

Your tax return may show that you’re due a refund from the IRS. However, if you owe a federal tax debt from a prior tax year, or a debt to another federal agency, or certain debts under state law, the IRS may keep (offset) some or all of your refund to pay that debt. What…

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