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apples#5
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Who took money from my federal refund? Who with held the money? How can I get a copy of what it was paid towards?

 
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Kat
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Who took money from my federal refund? Who with held the money? How can I get a copy of what it was paid towards?

If your refund is less than you expected, you may have had a "refund offset".  The IRS is authorized to withhold all or part of a federal refund for certain unpaid debts.  You should receive a letter of explanation a couple of weeks after you've received your refund.  See the TurboTax FAQ linked below for more information.

 

What is a refund offset? 

 

 

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apples#5
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Who took money from my federal refund? Who with held the money? How can I get a copy of what it was paid towards?

No, my question was not solved. The numbers that were given to me to call, no one answered. It was not an off set. How can I find out where the most of my federal income tax money go. What debt dod I have?

DoninGA
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Who took money from my federal refund? Who with held the money? How can I get a copy of what it was paid towards?


@apples#5 wrote:

No, my question was not solved. The numbers that were given to me to call, no one answered. It was not an off set. How can I find out where the most of my federal income tax money go. What debt dod I have?


IRS website for federal tax refunds FAQ's - https://www.irs.gov/refunds/tax-season-refund-frequently-asked-questions

 

Why is my refund different than the amount on the tax return I filed?
All or part of your refund may have been used (offset) to pay off past-due federal tax, state income tax, state unemployment compensation debts, child support, spousal support, or other federal nontax debts, such as student loans. To find out if you may have an offset or if you have questions about an offset, contact the agency to which you owe the debt.

We also may have changed your refund amount because we made changes to your tax return. You’ll get a notice explaining the changesWhere’s My Refund? will reflect the reasons for the refund offset when it relates to a change in your tax return.

Tax Topic 203 - Refund Offsets for Unpaid Child Support, Certain Federal and State Debts, and Unempl... has more information about refund offsets.

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