Alexandria, VA asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania

Q: I have retroactive arrears on child support but received notice of refund offset. Is this a mistake? I'm not delinquent.

My account is current, but I have retroactive arrears dating back to the submission of the complaint. Child support comes out of my paycheck twice a month, including extra to pay off the retroactive support. I was under the impression that my name would not be submitted to the IRS for a federal refund tax offset? The only support I owe is retroactive, not past due or delinquent. Hope someone can provide some input. Thank you.

1 Lawyer Answer

Rebecca A Myers

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: While it really shouldn't be the case, even arrears due to retroactivity can trigger refund intercepts and other collection actions if the amount is high. You or your counsel should try contacting donestic relations to see why the intercept was issued and if there is anything that can be done under the circumstances

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