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How can back child support affect my tax refund?

As the non-custodial parent of a child, you could be going through various challenges. Whether you are in the middle of a custody dispute or are having disagreements with your child's other parent for different reasons, there are times when it can be difficult to be a non-custodial parent. However, child support can be very hard, especially if you have found yourself in a position where you can no longer make your payments on time. If you live in Wheaton, or another city in Illinois, your tax refund could even be affected by unpaid child support.

On their website, the Internal Revenue Service states that tax refunds are offset when a parent fails to fulfill his or her child support obligations. Parents in this position will be informed by the Bureau of the Fiscal Service that their refund is being offset as a result of child support delinquency. Moreover, the IRS states that parents whose tax refund has been offset should contact the BFS if they believe that an incorrect amount was intercepted or that they do not owe child support.

Staying up to date on child support can be hard, especially for those who were recently fired or find themselves facing economic hurdles for other reasons. However, looking into any avenues that can resolve the situation appropriately, such as child support modification, could be a smart decision. The content of this blog post was written for the purposes of providing general information and does not stand in the place of legal help.

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