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CS offsetting refund to pay arrears AND current month's obligation???

Posted by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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Does anyone know, if you owe arrears in child support and they intercept your refund to pay your arrears, will they also pay that month's obligation as well? Basically our arrears will be paid with our refund, but they took out an extra 400-500 and I'm wondering where in the heck they get off taking more than we owe them?

by on Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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Oliviasmom72
by Silver Member on Feb. 7, 2013 at 1:10 AM
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No they normally only the the arrears. Are you sure the arrears amount was correct? There is usually interest on top of it.
Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:41 AM
I would imagine they would just take the back support.
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tyfry7496
by on Feb. 7, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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No but in the past when my ex owed arrears, the IRS sent meh is entire refund. More than was owed. I call the IRS and child support to verify. It was mine. That was how it was done. They said I could give him the difference back but was not obligated to do so. I did NOT!! I considered it a gift and he was never thousand of dollars behind again.
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amonkeymom
by Gold Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Welcome.  I'm not entirely sure, having not been in that situation, but this sounds correct.

Quoting tyfry7496:

No but in the past when my ex owed arrears, the IRS sent meh is entire refund. More than was owed. I call the IRS and child support to verify. It was mine. That was how it was done. They said I could give him the difference back but was not obligated to do so. I did NOT!! I considered it a gift and he was never thousand of dollars behind again.


Robsessed98
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:49 AM
I would assume they would only take arrears, but it also makes sense to take the current due as well. Is call the IRS if you need to know.
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Skybabe
by Member on Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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 So you wouldn't give him back HIS money that HE was due??? SMH. You single moms and your c.s, taking money that's not even yours.

Quoting tyfry7496:

No but in the past when my ex owed arrears, the IRS sent meh is entire refund. More than was owed. I call the IRS and child support to verify. It was mine. That was how it was done. They said I could give him the difference back but was not obligated to do so. I did NOT!! I considered it a gift and he was never thousand of dollars behind again.


 

EachNewBreath
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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IRS said it was hers. Maybe he should have paid. IDK why people are so uptight about CS anyway. It is used for the child... so why should he be upset that she got a lil extra. Why are you on the single mothers forum?

Quoting Skybabe:

 So you wouldn't give him back HIS money that HE was due??? SMH. You single moms and your c.s, taking money that's not even yours.

Quoting tyfry7496:

No but in the past when my ex owed arrears, the IRS sent meh is entire refund. More than was owed. I call the IRS and child support to verify. It was mine. That was how it was done. They said I could give him the difference back but was not obligated to do so. I did NOT!! I considered it a gift and he was never thousand of dollars behind again.





EachNewBreath
by on Feb. 10, 2013 at 6:05 AM


Who would have! I am glad that you learned his lesson :D 

Quoting tyfry7496:

No but in the past when my ex owed arrears, the IRS sent meh is entire refund. More than was owed. I call the IRS and child support to verify. It was mine. That was how it was done. They said I could give him the difference back but was not obligated to do so. I did NOT!! I considered it a gift and he was never thousand of dollars behind again.



LifeCafe42
by Nora on Feb. 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Maybe interest owed
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Oliviasmom72
by Silver Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 1:12 AM

I'm a single mom too but it does not mean we have to agree when someone takes money that is not rightfully theirs. Some of the things I agree with on this board, others I do not.

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