why in some cases the irs gives you your refund even if you owe child support?

is it a mistake from the irs or they do it once in a while. it has happen to me. i owe more than 5,000 in child support for 2 straight years the irs has given me my refund instead of taking it away.

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Because, obviously, no court has ordered it.  IRS doesn't withhold for child support without a court order to do so.

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  • Eva
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The state must not have filed the offset.

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  • 5 months ago

    They only take the refund if the paperwork has been filed by the state to do so. Otherwise they have no way to know you owe.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The state has to request it.

    Nothing prevents you from paying the amount down.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    my only guess is their computer was down this time. But 2 years in a row, maybe its a state not federal issue?

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