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If I owe back child support, will my refund be delayed?
Yes. The Bureau of Fiscal Service (BFS) might delay or offset your refund to pay your debt.
Contact your debt agency to determine if it submitted your debt for a tax refund offset. If you need the agency’s address and phone number, call either of these:
If your debt was submitted for offset, the BFS will take as much of your refund as needed to pay off the debt and send it to the agency you owe. The IRS will then give you a check or direct deposit for any remaining refund.