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rcamacho89
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I have state debt collectors. Can they take my federal return?

 
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xmasbaby0
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I have state debt collectors. Can they take my federal return?

Yes they can.

 NOTE: You can contact the IRS Treasury Offset Program Call Center at 1-800-304-3107 to ask if they have an offset for you on file. TurboTax would not have that information.

 

https://turbotax.intuit.com/tax-tips/tax-payments/who-can-garnish-an-income-tax-refund/L7cPPzDyc

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JohnW222
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I have state debt collectors. Can they take my federal return?

Yes, they can.   Federal law allows state and federal government agencies to take your refund as payment toward a debt. 

Please see the TurboTax article "Who Can Garnish an Income Tax Refund?" for more information.

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