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When I call. It says there is one debt and my refund may or may not be offset. Currently my refund has been accepted and is being processed. I claimed the Earned income tax credit, so I do get the tax topic 152 when I check wheres my refund. Anyone know if that can change? 

Expert Alumni

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Yes, it can. If your return is offset, you'll get an explanatory letter from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The remainder of your refund will be processed as usual. For more information please click the link below.

 

What is a refund offset? - Community - TurboTax

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When will I know if the irs will take my federal for a offset and when will I get my refund

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You'll get an explanatory letter from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service if your refund is offset. Please click the link below to contact the Internal Revenue Service for assistance.

 

How do I contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS ...

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You'll get an explanatory letter from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service if your refund is offset. The remainder of your refund will be processed as usual. An offset shouldn't delay it, unless your entire refund was applied to your debt. Please click here for more information. 

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How do I find it the money that they took and will I get 

Level 15

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@der46 wrote:

How do I find it the money that they took and will I get 


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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This number does not tell you anything just keeps routing you to main menu

Expert Alumni

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You can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. There is a high call volume.    

When calling the IRS do NOT choose Option 1.   

Choose Option 2 after you choose the language.   

Then Press 1    

Then Press 3   

Then Press 2, it will then transfer you to an agent.   

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Was my refund intercepted from the irs

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It depends.

 

You can use the following links to check the status of your refund.  Please be aware that it is taking longer to process refunds this year so it could also just be a delay.

IRS refund status

 

The online link is your best option to track your refund.  I have attached a link with more answers from the IRS as to why your refund may be taking longer to process.

Federal refund questions

Reduced refunds for child support information from the IRS

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You can check for federal refund garnishments by calling this number: 1-800-304-3107

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