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If I have unpaid student loans will my federal taxes be taken

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LeticiaF1
Employee Tax Expert

If I have unpaid student loans will my federal taxes be taken

The IRS may use some of your refund to pay off past-due student loans.  You should first contact the agency to which you owe the money to find out if your debt was submitted for a tax refund offset.  

 

Usually the Department of Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service (BFS) issues a letter if an offset occurs.  This is the agency that issues IRS tax refunds and Congress authorizes BFS to conduct the Treasury Offset Program (TOP).   If you don't receive a notice, you can contact them at 800-304-3107 (or TTY/TDD 800-877-8339). 

 

The IRS also issues notices if they make changes to your refund, and also post updates of any changes on Where's My Refund?.

Hal_Al
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If I have unpaid student loans will my federal taxes be taken

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