The IRS has an "offset" program. This program allows the IRS to apply all, or part of your over payment to past due obligations, such as:
- Past-due child support;
- Federal agency non-tax debts;
- State income tax obligations; or
- Certain unemployment compensation debts owed to a state (Generally, these are debts for (1) compensation paid due to fraud, or (2) contributions owing to a state fund that were not paid).;l
You stated that your babies mama was overpaid, but that shouldn't affect your refund, unless you filed jointly with her.
You should have received a notice in the mail stating why and how much of your refund would be applied to your offset (child support, etc)
If you feel that your refund has been held back in error, you may call 1-***-***-****, and speak to a representative, or you may use their automated phone service (same phone #) and follow the prompts to take you to "my refund". If they are holding your refund for any of the reasons listed above, and you do not get any answers there, then you should call the same phone #, and follow the prompts to "my account"
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