No, it does not happen right away. You will not find out if your tax return will be intercepted until your return is being processed. If your return has been accepted by the IRS that does not mean that your refund has been approved. You must wait until your return has reached the processing stage to find out if your refund will be approved. However, you can call which you can call (800)304-3107 and follow the automated prompts to see if there is an offset pending for your social security number.