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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

Sorry ... they have the money and you are not getting it back no matter what you do ... they will apply it to the debt you have even if you set up payments.  



Tax Topic 201 means that you owe tax to the IRS. 

Tax Topic 201 explains the collection process for income tax due. It says that "if you don't pay your tax in full when you file your tax return, you'll receive a bill for the amount you owe. This bill starts the collection process...." It goes on to say that the first notice you receive will explain the balance due so that should give you insight into why you owe tax. They also give you an option to make payments on the amount that you owe. 

The IRS website below provides additional information:

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc201.html

Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

I got one after I had filed. And I can't find how much it is or what is it that I owe and it's driving me nuts

Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

You can check with the Bureau of Fiscal Services to see if there is an offset order on record for you:

 

You can contact the IRS Treasury Offset Program Call Center at 1-800-304-3107 to ask if they have an offset for you on file. TurboTax would not have that information.

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-payments/who-can-garnish-an-income-tax-refund/L7cPPzDyc

 

https://www.irs.gov/uac/tax-refund-offsets-pay-unpaid-debts

Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

  • I got tax topic 201 and I don't owe anyone. 
CassLO
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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

@Klrjones Tax topic 201 means that you owe taxes to the IRS, and they need to be paid or an installment agreement needs to be set up by 4/15/2020. If you cannot pay your balance in full, you are able to apply for an installment agreement with the IRS. To do so, click here: Additional Information on Payment Plans

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Kizzie20
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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

I never received any type of payment request from irs but they took my refund stating 201 topic..so how do I get my monies back

DaraLO
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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

Refer to the following IRS page to learn more about Tax Topic 201:  IRS.gov - Tax Topic 201 The Collection Process.

 

You will need to call the IRS directly to discuss the garnishment of your refund and if you are able to get it back.  Go here for steps to reach a live IRS agent when you call.

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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

I got topic 201 and 203 they did reduce I owe 100 in child support but I got the rest does that mean I still owe them or I'm fin??

DaveF1006
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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

If you received the remainder of your refund, you have satisfied your child support obligation for now. I suggest if you need to make future child support payments, stay current so this won't be a future issue.

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Jaylenno
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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

I have a topic 201. But student loans are supposed to be waived. Why do I need to set up a payment arrangement when default loans are being waived? And how can I speak to someone at the IRS when nobody is there to speak to?

KrisD15
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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

The stimulus checks will be paid with no regard to student loans. 

The same is not true regarding tax refunds. 

 

Link about offsets

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Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

I have a question, so I filed 2018 and 2019 on April 3. Just today I got a status of Tax Topic 201. Will I get my stimulus check now that they have my direct deposit information since I filed both years?

Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

Do they take your stimulus check if you owe back in taxes.?

Did anybody get it topic tax 201 on their refund after filed were you able to make payment arrangements and still get your refund

No ... only child support will be taken. 

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