Income Tax Refund/DVPO


#1

Last week, I received a letter from the Child Support Agency. It stated that I owed “past due” child support so my name was going to be submitted to the State to have my state income tax refund withheld. I don’t owe any “past due” child support. I am paying back child support but I have not missed a single payment. Does the State consider back child support “past due?” Is this something I should be worried about? I honestly don’t think I will ever receive a refund anyway!

My ex-wife took a DVPO out against me. She falsely claimed I threatened to kill her. The DVPO should be expired here in January. It’s been one year. Can she get it renewed or is it just dropped? Will there be a hearing or anything?

Thank you!


#2

If you are behind on your child support obligation your state income tax refund can be withheld.

As for the DVPO, she can renew the Order without a hearing.