What Is a Tax Refund Offset?

What Is a Tax Refund Offset?

You beat the tax deadline and were lucky enough to get a tax refund! But what happens when the amount the IRS has deposited into your bank account is less than the amount you expected. Your tax refund may have been offset by the Treasury Offset Program. Here are the most common examples of past due debts that can offset (reduce) your income tax refund.
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