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If you owe back child support how much of your tax refund can be taken from you

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If you owe back child support the amount that can be taken from tax refund will depend on how much is owed. The entire amount of the tax refund can be taken if there is quite a bit owed.

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All of it until you pay it back. To all of you who just because someone owes back child support that they are a deadbeat, I'm an example of one who pays child support and owes backpay. Reason why is when I broke up with my sons mother it pissed her off so she took me to court. Since we wasn't married the judge asked her if I ever paid her and she said no. We was together, living under the same roof and I took car if both of them, since I had no proof that I was taking care of my son, she got me for a year of backpay. This is why you can't assume someone isn't taking care if their kids!

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In some case they can take the entire refund check.

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I had the same question, and I agree with TCDavis post. Not all who owe back child support is a deadbeat. I owe back child support because my daughter's mom was receiving welfare benefits, while my daughter was living with me. She also tried filing a false claim with the IRS twice, yet nothing has been done about it. My daughter has lived with me since she we separated. The last time we went to court, she finally told them that my daughter was living with me, had been living with me, and would be living with me....even though she told them my daughter was with me. ( Which she is now 11yrs old, & they still have not done a thing to the mother. The mother has nothing to do with our daughter, not even on birthdays or holidays. You know, it's hard when a child looks at you and ask why mommy don't want anything to do with them!!! What do you say??) anyway, The state still takes payments out of my wages, even though my daughter has lived with me. Can rarely ever get anyone on the phone at the child support office, you leave a message & your lucky if you get a call back. Then, I finally reach someone and they say I have to come sign a paper stating I have my daughter, but that don't mean that I don't have to pay the child support payments. Because she spent the benefits received, they are tagging me for it even though she had told the courts where my daughter was. So now I have to try filing for a reverse order, which is like jumping through hoops here. And was told by the child support guy that there's no guarantee that I will get the order reversed. So in the meantime, I guess I'm losing my taxes this year as well, given the response on this post....

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