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I received a paper by mail mentioning a stress warrant. They

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I received a paper by mail mentioning a stress warrant. They took the amount owed out of my federal refund. What happens now?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to help you.

Do you mean a state warrant?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It's a distress warrant mentioned for every taxes. I just received it. Not a warrant but a piece of paper saying I owed 518. It came out of my federal refund
Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.

If you owe state back taxes or child support, the state can garnish your federal refund. It means, next time you file your federal return and are due a refund, you will not get it. The refund will be sent to your state instead.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
But it was already paid through my federal refund. Will I be served a warrant now.
Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.

If it was already paid off, than this is just to inform you that you will not get your federal refund and your debt was fully or partially satisfied. You should have received something similar from IRS.

Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.

Does the warrant says it is all paid off? Or you still owe?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It doesn't say paid. I will call them tommorrow. Please cancel this service. I can't afford monthly payments.
Expert:  emc011075 replied 5 months ago.

Ok. Is there anything else i can help you with today?

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