• JohnnyA posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 1 year, 11 months 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 get my state tax check? Oh well at least I still got something.

    • 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.