Back Child Support & Income Tax

by Anonymous from Florida

I am receiving child support right now but for a few months I wasn't receiving the total amount that I should have.

So now he owes back support.

What do I need to do to get the back support taken out of his income tax?

Answer to Florida Child Support Question

Dear Anonymous,

Ask the Department of Revenue (DOR) to capture his income tax refund; and pay it to you for arrears.

If he does not file his taxes, however, then there is no refund to capture.

As an alternative, you could contact the Department of Revenue and ask them to collect an amount over and above his ongoing child support amount to pay you for the arrears.

This may or may not require a court hearing, but the DOR should be able to help you.

While you're dealing with the DOR ask them to also put an income deduction order (IDO) in place so that his wages are garnished.

He cannot be fired from his job for wage garnishment. And the IDO is supposed to follow him from one job to the next.

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