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If your backed up on child support does the money you claim for your child on taxes go to back child support?

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2009-01-19 18:39:53
2009-01-19 18:39:53

There are programs in force that wll direct your refund to be applied to your back child suppport..hard to tell if your on the list of one. Of course, it's what you would want done with that money anyway isn't it...

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Claiming a dependent is not dependent on the child support issue but rather on the amount of time the child spends with each parent.


Question isn't clear, but the State will take your entire tax refund, except for the part attributable to your spouse.


In a case such as this, I suggest that the obligee file an estate claim for the unpaid support.


No. Child support is dedicated to the support of a child.


No, it should be used to support the child.


If you owe child support, they can take almost any money you have. Including pensions.


It would depend on state laws. In most states, if the person getting the child support check no longer suports the child he/she would loss the right to claim money.


It all depends on WHO the arrears are being paid to. If the father was paying support directly to the mother, the back support/arrears would go to the mother. The support was never owed to the child, who has no standing in it. The payments are supposed to assist the mother by helping her to raise the child until the legal age of adulthood or whatever age was specified in the support decree. The support money belongs to her and if she chooses to turn it over to the child that his her business. Legally, the child has no claim on it. ON THE OTHER HAND: If the arrears are being paid to the state - the father is simply reimbursing the state for spending taxpayers money to support her for all the time he did not pay, and neither the mother nor the child has any claim on it.


The back child support is still a debt. The estate should make a claim against the father. The money is still owed to the mother. Whether your wife receives any of it will depend on the estate and what bills are owed.


The child does not receive the money, the adult responsible for the child gets the money.


If you have more refund or credits available to you, and a "qualifying" child to claim...yes, of course.


You could pay by money order. However, you need to be sure of who the check should be written to--check with the court which ordered the child support.And, yes, you should write "child support" on the memo line of the check or money order.


If you are supposed to pay child support, the fact that the child is earning money from two jobs, has nothing to do with child support. Child support is paid to the person looking after the child to help support your child!


If they don't feel like they need it then they may feel guilty taking it. They may feel that the money would be needed more by somebody else.


i got a large sum of money from my ex husband 401 k when we got divorced do i have to report it to child support



You are supposed to use it to support your children...


if the other parent ant you have an agreement , or a court order states you claim on odd, or even year returns. mine says the latter, but i don't claim , because that money could be used in my daughters house


Child support has first take with any moneys that you get. If you are behind in child support, they will take their percentage out of any money you get.


No. The money isn't for the mother. The money is for supporting the child. Back child support belongs to the estate of the deceased and will eventually benefit the child. And even if the child should die, the back child support does not go away.


Contact your State's child support agency. They have methods of collecting this money.


No, nobody can touch a child support payment. This money is designated for the child and no one else.


1. Child support helps to ensure a minimum standard of living for the child. 2. Payment of child support helps to avoid spending public funds (i.e., tax money) to support the child.


That issue is affected by state laws and court orders and separation agreements. You need to find the answer before claiming the child. In some states the working custodial parent has the right to claim the child as a dependent regardless if the non-custodial parent pays child support in recognition that the parent with custody generally spends more time and money on caring for the child.


No - there must be an order for support entered by a court or the State's child support agency, but if a retroactive order is issued, your wages will be garnished. There has been a problem with employers receiving phony claims for child support garnishment in recent months. By the time the man confirms there is no claim and notifies employer, the money is already gone. If you have a child, you need to establish an order. see links



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