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judges4u
Returning Member

If you owe Maryland back taxes, can your federal tax return be garnished to pay Maryland?

Maryland Comptroller said I owe back taxes because of a wrong deduction for years 14, 15 and 16, can they garnish and take my entire Federal Income Tax return?  

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pk
Level 13
Level 13

If you owe Maryland back taxes, can your federal tax return be garnished to pay Maryland?

Before issuing a refund  the IRS looks  for offsets  ( claims   from IRS, from courts, from states, other agencies ) and then issues the remainder to you. So if the State has put claims  to the IRS then these offsets would be honored before issuing the refund.

macuser_22
Level 15

If you owe Maryland back taxes, can your federal tax return be garnished to pay Maryland?

The answer to your question is YES.

See: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-refund-offsets-pay-unpaid-debts-4">https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax...>
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
judges4u
Returning Member

If you owe Maryland back taxes, can your federal tax return be garnished to pay Maryland?

Thank you for your assist.
linnyp543
New Member

If you owe Maryland back taxes, can your federal tax return be garnished to pay Maryland?

Does this include unpaid toll tickets?

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