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mz-shawntha
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Will the irs take my taxes if one of my dependents owe a student loan

 
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VictoriaD75
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Will the irs take my taxes if one of my dependents owe a student loan

That depends. The IRS will not garnish your tax refund for the debt of one of your dependents. If you are responsible for the payment of the loan, however, they can utilize the treasury offset program to use your refund toward any amounts past due. If your dependent files a return and is entitled to a refund, it is likely that amount would be garnished to offset any past due amounts on the student loans.

 

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VictoriaD75
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Will the irs take my taxes if one of my dependents owe a student loan

That depends. The IRS will not garnish your tax refund for the debt of one of your dependents. If you are responsible for the payment of the loan, however, they can utilize the treasury offset program to use your refund toward any amounts past due. If your dependent files a return and is entitled to a refund, it is likely that amount would be garnished to offset any past due amounts on the student loans.

 

Treasury Offset Program

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bluedeb
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Will the irs take my taxes if one of my dependents owe a student loan

Refunds cannot  be taken from the filer for a debt owed by a dependent.

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