The Taxman Cometh… Can I Get His Tax Refund?
Tax season is upon us and the questions on how to attach to a non-custodial parents refund are coming in. Here are some guidelines to remember:
**Contact the county that issued your court order and request that they do an income tax intercept against the non-custodial parent. Tax intercepts are part of the county responsibility and would fall under the area of prosecuting the case. Private agencies do not do tax intercepts since the county does this sort of action at no cost.
** When will you get the refund? Tax intercepts are usually held by the state or 120 days or more so if the taxes refund is take in the spring, generally you will see the county release the funds in the fall.
Remember, in order to get a tax refund, the non-custodial parent needs to have filed a return and also needs to be eligible for a refund.