Garnishing tax refund

by Grace

Back in 2008, my ex-husband and I filed the income tax jointly. It appeared that we owed sum amount of money as he was earning 100K++. We got separated in 2009 (the divorce is still in process). Now that I have filed my own income tax return as Head of the Household, will the IRS garnish my own tax refund? To my knowledge, he pays his past debt on time and it worries me 'cause I haven't gotten my refund for three weeks now when I filed it via e-file. Please advice. Thank you

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Mar 17, 2010
Can a tax refund be garnished for unpaid taxes?
by: Mary

I wish I could be more helpful, but I don't know the answer to your question. My area of expertise is debt collection, not the ins and outs of when the IRS might garnish a tax refund. I suggest you try to get your question answered by contacting the IRS taxpayer advocates office nearest you for free information. If that office is unable to help you, then contact a CPA who specializes in consumer tax issues.

Good luck getting an answer to your question.

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