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waynefbell11
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My sons father owes me back child support. I owe back student loans. When he files, will I get the money, or will it go to the loans, or is there an app or site to find o

 
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Bees
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My sons father owes me back child support. I owe back student loans. When he files, will I get the money, or will it go to the loans, or is there an app or site to find o

You can contact the Bureau of Fiscal Services to see if there is an offset lien against you. The child support from his offset will go to the state agency for Children's Services.

BFS will send you a notice if an offset occurs. The notice will reflect the original refund amount, your offset amount, the agency receiving the payment, and the address and telephone number of the agency. BFS will notify the IRS of the amount taken from your refund. You should contact the agency shown on the notice if you believe you do not owe the debt or if you are disputing the amount taken from your refund. If you do not receive a notice:

  • Contact the BFS’s TOP call center at 800-304-3107 or TDD 866-297-0517, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc203.html

Disclaimer: Not a tax professional. Information gathered from internet links. Anything dated in June 2019 was posted in prior years and is before the 2019 limits and changes.

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Carl
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My sons father owes me back child support. I owe back student loans. When he files, will I get the money, or will it go to the loans, or is there an app or site to find o

No app or site I'm aware of exists for that. But if your student loans are in collections, it's a fair bet you'll not see that money. However, if it's child support you *might*, whereas if it were alimony you would never see it until the loan debts are paid. But of course, that's only if you're in default on the student loans.
Bees
Level 7

My sons father owes me back child support. I owe back student loans. When he files, will I get the money, or will it go to the loans, or is there an app or site to find o

You can contact the Bureau of Fiscal Services to see if there is an offset lien against you. The child support from his offset will go to the state agency for Children's Services.

BFS will send you a notice if an offset occurs. The notice will reflect the original refund amount, your offset amount, the agency receiving the payment, and the address and telephone number of the agency. BFS will notify the IRS of the amount taken from your refund. You should contact the agency shown on the notice if you believe you do not owe the debt or if you are disputing the amount taken from your refund. If you do not receive a notice:

  • Contact the BFS’s TOP call center at 800-304-3107 or TDD 866-297-0517, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.

https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc203.html

Disclaimer: Not a tax professional. Information gathered from internet links. Anything dated in June 2019 was posted in prior years and is before the 2019 limits and changes.
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