If you are like some parents, you look forward to receiving a tax refund from the IRS. Whether you regularly use your tax refunds to get caught up on bills, clear debt or purchase things that you have had your eyes on for a long time, there are many reasons why people count on their tax refunds. Unfortunately, some parents have had their tax refunds intercepted because they fell behind on child support due to losing their job or going through financial hardships for some other reason. If this is something you are currently struggling with, you should be aware of the potential repercussions that may lie ahead.
Having a portion of your tax refund or your entire tax refund intercepted can disrupt your daily life in various ways. Perhaps this will push you even farther into debt and leave you even more unable to pay the child support that you owe. There are other consequences that you may run into if you fall behind on child support as well, from being taken into custody to facing other types of financial setbacks. As a result, it is important to make sure that your back child support is addressed as soon as possible, whether that means setting up a payment plan or having your child support order modified.
Some parents have been able to successfully address the back child support they owed, bringing a fresh start to their lives. Regardless of the route you take, you should have a solid understanding of the options you have.