Tax Refund Offsets

  • Charlie posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    So I when my refund came through it said I “may have an offset” I never received a letter saying they planned to offset and while we think my husband may have been in default on his student debt I was not (a little over $1000 each). But it appears that the full debt for both of us was taken. However when i call the student debt office they still…[Read more]

  • msmelrichard posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Transcripts updated this morning…code 846- refund approved with no offset code. ??? I had a vague “your refund may be offset” message on TOPS with no dollar amount.

  • Brittany posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Filed 2/9 accepted same day Processed 2/18. My husband and I called the TOP line as me and my husband both have offsets. They updated my husbands offset with the amount and date of April 10th, mine still says I have one debt and it may be offset but no amount or date. Should we be expecting a DD on the 10th? What’s everyone’s story with that? Als…[Read more]

  • Samantha posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 3 months ago

    This is the first year that I’ve had my taxes offset. I sent the IS form via mail on March 12th, 2019… how do I find any updates or even find out if it was received?!

    • Anytime I’ve called the IRS they pretty much say they can’t speak to me until it has been the 11th week. I just order my transcripts hoping for a code 846 which means Direct deposit. Last year they were more helpful this year not so much. I called the TOP offset line and it says they have taken the debt. I’m still waiting for my money but at least…[Read more]

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

    So I filed on Feb 1st and it was accepted the same day. Then on the 22nd they said it would be sent to my account BY Feb 27th. A little after midnight on Feb 28th it said it was sent to my account on 2/27 and should be showing no later then March 4th. I come on here and read about the offset and called the number 4 hours ago and it said I was…[Read more]

  • Tammie posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I just called and found out i have offset for state taxes. Wmr still shows topic 152. I called just to see if i had one since no movement. How long does it take to get refund that is left over.
    Filed on Feb 17th. Approved same day.

  • Bgip posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    So I never got a 203 tax topic… I have a processing date of 2/25 and the date on the top is 2/25. I have a 570 code on my transcript but no offsets according to the offset line…. anyone have any ideas when I might get my 846 code?

  • elaine posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 4 months ago

    for thise who received the tax topic 203 you can call
    offset hotline @
    1-800-304-3107 and find out if and how much you owe just by entering you Ss# its all automated…. hope this can help some of you

  • elaine posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 4 months ago

    i received tsx topuc 203 i think it’s where the dhs overpaid me in food stamps (their mistake not mine) i had no idea iv was getting over paid my amount monthly never changed so i don’t know how they got i was over paid however i received a letter stating that it i didn’t make payment arrangements they would garnish my taxes i made arrangements…[Read more]

  • @dragonmomma I thought they only took stars not sure on federal. So how long has it been listed on the offsetline? Since you file or recently?

  • jodi posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 4 months ago

    is there a number or website I can go to check the status of my injured spouse form

  • @Stressed Out

    Research a student loan tax offset hardship refund.

    The link below is a good starting place

    Tax Refund Garnished Due to Student Loan Default? Here’s How to Get It Back

    And yes, they can take your refund even if you claim you had no notice.

  • If the loan was consolidated either with a Direct Loan or a rehabilitation loan, and your making payments on time, the IRS can’t take your refund. They could if you default on the payment plan.

    I would continue to check the offset hotline and to be really sure you could always call the IRS directly. It’s not fun, but they would tell you for sure…[Read more]

  • @Lona

    What is the offset for (child support, student loans, federal taxes, etc.)

  • Yes, the IRS will take your refund even if you are on a payment plan.

    You can find more information at the link provided, but I copied and pasted some info for reference.

    https://www.irs.gov/faqs/irs-procedures/refund-inquiries

    Can I receive a tax refund if I am currently making payments under an installment agreement or payment plan for…[Read more]

  • You will need to make sure everything gets approved either through the tax advocate or the IRS directly (I recommend the tax advocate if possible) by the Thursday BEFORE the 23C date, so in your case, this Thursday, February 14. Be prepared for them to ask for additional things this week, and try to send whatever they ask for as quickly as you…[Read more]

  • @Mesha

    If your offset is for Federal taxes (money owed directly to the IRS) it usually doesn’t show when you call the IRS offset hotline number.

    Yes, your refund can still be offset after your return is accepted. WMR typically will report some or all of your refund will be offset when it changes from accepted to approved.

    If you know you have…[Read more]

  •  just wanted to share my experience and hopefully help anyone that needs to request an Offset Bypass Refund (OBR). This process is when your current year tax refund is going to be applied to a past Federal Tax Issue ONLY! This process cannot be used if the offset is for any other reason.

    For example, you just filed your current year return and…[Read more]

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

    I’ve got a question for anyone that might know or maybe could help me.. I called the BFS a few weeks ago while waiting for my Injured Spouse claim to be worked and it says, “You currently have 1 offset in the amount of $0000.00, for more information of this debt please contact the BOE.” When I called this morning it said, “You currently have 1…[Read more]

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