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.
Child support back taxes offset
I have a couple questions and not sure if anyone here can answer or not. My ex husband owes me almost 7 thousand in child support BUT he also owes the irs for back taxes almost 5 thousand. Will they take the back taxes before giving the back child support? If they take the back child support how long does it take to get back to me. He is claiming the kids this year (divorce decress states he can) Also when he calls the irs offset number it dont say he owes anything at all. Wouldn’t child support be on there?