If you have received less than you should, you may have an offset on your refund. The Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) issues tax refunds. They are also authorized by Congress to reduce your refund if you owe any debts.
You'll get an explanatory letter from the BFS if your refund is offset for any of these debts. The remainder of your refund will be processed as usual; an offset shouldn't delay it, unless of course your entire refund was applied to your debt.
To determine whether an offset has occurred on a debt owed, contact BFS's TOP call center at 800-304-3107 or TDD 866-297-0517, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
More info about refund offsets, including contact info and the appeals process, is on IRS.gov (Tax Topic 203).
To find out about a debt that reduced your state refund (if applicable), you will need to contact your State Department of Revenue.
The law firm that handles my student loan told me that there was a system error in los Angeles & my tax refund should not have been taken , but they are trying to fix problem, but my funds were taken electronically. The law firm was aware that I've had numerous surgeries in 6 months & told me don't worry about it& when I get off temporary disability they would resume my payments, but it did not happen like that my federal church was taken without any written notice, the law firm says this is about 30 people affected, is the law firm liable for not stopping this system error for my federal check to be taken ? & To make sure I get my money back?? I checked with the IRS on Fri & explained the situation & they told me there was not a hold on my refund. But over the weekend it was seiged.
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