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Now that student loan forbearance is over, I'm sure I will get garnished. How can I make sure Turbo Tax gets paid instead of all of the money being taken?

When my refund gets garnished, they take all of it and leave me owing Turbo Tax. How can I pay Turbo Tax out of my refund prior to garnishment?
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Now that student loan forbearance is over, I'm sure I will get garnished. How can I make sure Turbo Tax gets paid instead of all of the money being taken?

The IRS is not offsetting 2020 federal refunds for student loans.

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Now that student loan forbearance is over, I'm sure I will get garnished. How can I make sure Turbo Tax gets paid instead of all of the money being taken?

May I ask where you received your information? I am only wondering because I have just started receiving notices from my loan servicer demanding payments and threatening garnishment again.

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Now that student loan forbearance is over, I'm sure I will get garnished. How can I make sure Turbo Tax gets paid instead of all of the money being taken?

Collection activities are currently paused through Sept. 30, 2021, which could protect your 2020 refunds as well. The Department of Education has said that borrowers with loans in default will be given the opportunity to enter a payment plan — which would prevent tax refund garnishment — before collection activities restart.

 

For confirmation you can contact the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, (BFS) the department responsible for the Treasury Offset Program (TOP) and collections using taxpayer refunds due to debts which include student loan delinquencies.

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