If an individual owes money to the federal government because of a delinquent debt, the Treasury Department can offset that individual’s federal payment or withhold the entire amount to satisfy the debt.
Who Screwed up the Offset?
Was it the IRS, Treasury or OCSE (Office of Child Support Enforcement)?
A question from an IGMR user:
“My child’s father’s refund was scheduled to be offset for arrearages. Somehow, he still got his refund. Domestic relations caught it and scheduled him for a contempt hearing, stating that he had to pay it back. Now, three days before the hearing, they call me and say that because he has been making his regular monthly payments (he owes over $11,000 in arrearages). How is this possible and has it happened to anyone else?”