HOW TAX INTERCEPT WORKS-:

1).  Child Support mails a one-time notice to parents who owe past-due support.

2).  Criteria:

 State tax refunds are intercepted if all four of the conditions below are met:

  • The past-due amount on a court case is $150 or more.
  • The child support agency knows the Social Security number or Tax Identification number of the parent who owes past-due support.
  • The case gets child support services from a local child support agency. 
  • The case is a Wisconsin child support case. If the payer files a state return in another state, Wisconsin might work with that state to intercept that state's tax return.

     

    Federal tax refunds are intercepted if the case meets all three conditions below:

  • The past-due amount owed to the family is $500 or more on a court case -OR- $150 or more if part of the past-due amount is owed to the state.
  • The child support agency knows the Social Security number or Tax Identification number of the parent who owes past-due support.
  • The case gets child support services from a local child support agency.

3).  Child Support sends the names and the amount owed to the IRS and DOR.

4).  The balances of past-due support is updated with the IRS and DOR regularly.

6).  Federal income tax refunds gets paid to state debts first, and then debts owed to the family.

7).  If the IRS or DOR recalls the intercept tax refund, the parent who received the intercepted money must return the money to the Wisconsin Support Collection Trust Fund.  If the parent cannot repay all the money at once, half of all future support payments will be used to repay the recalled amount. 

8).  When the Trust Fund gets a federal tax intercept from a joint return, the paying parent gets immediate credit. The parent getting the payment will receive the money about six months later.  This waiting period is to ensure that the money will not be recalled.

9).  If the parent is certified for federal tax intercept of $2,500.00 or more, the parent will be denied a passport.

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