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Will my refund be offset?

I checked my my refund status and saw that I may have a offset but I called the offset number and there was nothing indicating that I owe.

I also checked my tax transcript and see tax code 971 with a 0 balance, tax code 806 and code 846 with a refund issued date showing the refund amount.

Does this mean that My tax refund will not be offset since code 971 is showing a 0 balance?



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Level 15

Will my refund be offset?

Code 971 notice can be issued for a very lengthy list of IRS transaction such as when a tax liability has been reduced by the IRS through either relief from innocent spouse, separation of liability or equitable relief, collection actions have commenced or even bankruptcy discharge. It is a very broad category covered by the code 971 and may not even be referring to offsets

806 W-2 or 1099 withholding

846 refund issued. 

so using the IRS WMR tool is your refund what was shown on your return? 


Returning Member

Will my refund be offset?



it showed on my tax transcript that a refund will be issued this month and my refund appears to have no offset 

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