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Federal Income Tax Refunds

Parents who owe past-due support are reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a tax refund offset. This means that if a parent is due a tax refund from the IRS, all or part of that tax refund is sent to the Child Support Program to pay past-due support. The parent who owes support will be mailed a letter from the IRS stating that all or part of the refund has been sent to the State of Florida for payment of past-due support. The parent has 30 days from the date on the notice to contact the Child Support Program or request a hearing if they believe the action was taken in error.

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