• Fredrick Hutchison posted an update in the group Tax Refund Offsets 1 year, 8 months ago

    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 I get a letter in the mail stating I have other debts, which is new to me.. I called the treasury line and I apparently owed DFAS money…

    Question is.. why hasn’t this been offset in years past? Why are they taking it from my IS claim?