As the coronavirus crisis ravages the U.S. economy and many are starting to navigate some form of normalcy with this financial package, many are unaware that their check may not be in the mail. The IRS may reduce the amount you receive if you have past due child support payments that have been reported by states to the Treasury Department.
The alarming rise in positive tests and subsequent deaths led to a hopeful outcome to this confinement. Unfortunately, for victims of domestic violence, "Stay Home, Work Safe" is equivalent to stay home, not safe. It is, in fact, toxic.
As more tests become available and people are testing positive for COVID-19, a parent would have every right to feel anxious for health concerns. But, what happens when one parent is not willing to surrender the child or exercise visitation in light of a "stay at home" mandate.
If you owe back child support, your tax refund may be subject to an interception. Think of it like this: The football is the tax refund. The parent who has the obligation to pay child support is the intended receiver. The quarterback is the Department of Treasury and the Treasury Offset Program is the interception.