Tax Refund Offsets

  • Amy posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 3 days, 6 hours ago

    does anyone know how to speak to a person at the bfs? i spoke with a lady at the irs and she told me there was a glitch. my refund was offset but the bfs number i called said i had no debts. does anyone have any information about this or a way to speak with an actual person at the bfs?

    • Hello, something similar happened to me, only a small portion was deposited into my account, and on WMR it says possible offset, but TOP says no offset and when I spoke with the IRS they show no debt interception or offset. Can any offer an help as to what might be going on? And IRS said it would not be clears off TOP that quick

  • Yes, I have defaulted student loans. We filed injured spouse (mfj) and TOP wasn’t showing any offsets. Got my deposit today in the full amount!

  • If the TOP and WMR aren’t showing any offset…yes, you will get your refund on your scheduled DDD. :)


  • Sonya posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 4 days, 7 hours ago

    @NCMom2 I called IRS yesterday and they have nothing showing that I owe, I called the TOP today and still nothing showing for my SS#. My DD is set for tomorrow. I am praying and keeping faith that I will get my refund without an offset!!

    • @Sonya prayers to you that the DD is the full amount tomorrow as well! So wishing mine were DD and I didn’t have to wait for a check to arrive!! UGH….way to stretch out the anxiety!

    • Well I got offset!! I figured I would! At least the debt is paid now and I still got a little money!

    • Hate that for you! I am still anxiously awaiting an update on mine. Still says no offset on the 800 number…and I can’t figure our why WMR shows MORE than my tax paperwork did….

  • My WMR is also showing as refund approved, check to be mailed by 2/26/18 (my account was hacked and i didn’t do the DD :( )
    I have a tax topic 203, TOP does not have any debts listed for my social.
    My WMR is actually showing a refund amount of $28 MORE than what I had on my tax return….
    I have had my return offset in the past, last year when I…[Read more]

  • Sonya posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 6 days, 4 hours ago

    When I check my WMR the status says that the refund will be deposited on the 22nd below is the tax topic 203 about an offset— I called the BFS and it says that I do not have an offset?? What does this mean? I don’t pay child support I don’t owe student loans and I don’t owe any taxes, I barely worked this past year so my refund is WAY lower t…[Read more]

  • Jenny posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 6 days, 7 hours ago

    My WMR says still being processed with topic 152 but when i called the offset line it says I have an offset for unemployment over payment. My question is how long could this offset delay my refund? Is there any way they wouldn’t deduct the offset?

  • Alecia posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 6 days, 10 hours ago

    I have defaulted student loans. I file mfj with IS forms with my husband. WMR shows a DDD of 2/22 and it shows the whole amount. I’ve called the offset line and it says I have a debt but the only offset listed is the payment they took last year. I don’t work so the only income filed was my husbands.

  • @tina they already paid it so it says no debt owed

  • Heaven posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 1 week, 1 day ago

    I update last night to tax topic 203. I know that I have an offset but when I contacted the agency to settle my debt they told me if I filed before March they would not take my refund. Has this happened to anyone before? Can I get my refund back?

    • I was wondering the same thing? We have an offset, but it states that the full amount of refund has been sent to my bank. Do you mind if I ask what agency? I still haven’t been credited my refund. If the refund has been sent to bank then , they are not taking it or are they holing it?

  • By law they have to hold it for 6 months in case an injured spouse claim form is filed but i don’t see how that is possible since you said he’s single. They must’ve been holding it cause he filed with someone else.

  • Miriam posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Does anybody know what’s up with the offset line? It kept saying it couldn’t help me last night and kept looping me back to where I put in all my info and today it was telling me about my offset for last year.

  • How do offsets work? I have been the sole income in my household for the last 6/7 years… my wife has a debt due to child support.. every year it’s been taken so this year I filed a IS form, it was recently completed and I was issue a $2700 refund, and the remaining $1700 (assuming earned income credit) was applied to her CS..

    so with that said…[Read more]

  • britt posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 10 months ago

    I filed 3/1. Filed injured spouse on an amended return from 2015 and 2016. Husband owes. Just got a letter stating they are offsetting my 2015 tax return refund but when I called them they said it’s still showing pending and they haven’t processed the injured spouse form for that year yet. So now I’m confused. Anyone have any advice? Why would…[Read more]

  • phantomphan posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    I got a Treasury letter, saying they sent $ to payoff something I owed on, but it was very small amount out of my refund. Letter does not say anything about the rest of the refund. When I can expect it? Letter was dated 4/7

  • ashleyd posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    my husband just married owed a debt form 2003 because he never filled his taxes not the brightest person so my question is should i file a return for him so that he doesn’t owe anymore i think that if we file his old return then the debt that the irs says he owes will go away right or not be 4000 anymore any answers would be great. because now…[Read more]

  • JohnnyA posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 11 months, 1 week ago

    My refund was offset. Everything was garnished due to my spouse’s department of education loan. My DDD was Mar.22,2017. I didn’t get my federal, but got my state tax. It’s weird because I called the hotline and they told me the amount that was offset. It was basically my whole tax refund. But if it was suppose to be my whole tax refund how did I…[Read more]

    • Have you tried the injured spouse form. You can possibly get half of the return.

    • Sometimes, the state and federal department work together to collect and sometimes they don’t (possibly due to timing). I would definitely look into filing the innocent spouse form if this was not your loan. However, depending on your tax situation, it may end up costing more if you file separate just weigh all the options before moving forward.

  • Dustin posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 11 months, 1 week ago

    I recited my 2016 tax return in full. After I got it I saw a tax topic 203 on wmr, it went away a couple days later and nothing on my return. I also mailed in my 2015 taxes and I can see the transcripts. I have a 971 but nothing else and says my full refund number I should get. I called and they told me check would be mailed next fri (they won’t…[Read more]

  • Alamokann posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    My husband has an offset greater than our refund. We usually file an Injured Spouse, this year we decided not to (personal reasons). I saw this morning that everything was accepted and I’ll get my DD any day now.
    Is there a way to find out how much we are getting back before we get the DD? Curiosity is getting the better of me!
    Thank you :)

  • Surprize tax offset had no idea or no correspondence from anyone saying i owed anything my student loan are in income base i have custody of my child my ex owes me child support an i have know idea why my taxes was offset help?

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