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Will the Alabama Department of Revenue charge me any fees if my federal refund is offset to my state income tax debt?

No. The Alabama Department of Revenue does not charge a fee. However, the U.S. Department of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service-Debt Management charges a fee ($22.58) to offset federal tax refunds to pay tax debts. Bureau of Fiscal Service-Debt Management will deduct that fee before sending the funds to the Alabama Department of Revenue.

No. The Alabama Department of Revenue does not charge a fee. However, the U.S. Department of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service-Debt Management charges a fee ($22.58) to offset federal tax refunds to pay tax debts. Bureau of Fiscal Service-Debt Management will deduct that fee before sending the funds to the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Related FAQs in Federal Refund Offset - TOP, Individual Income Tax

It may take several weeks for the funds offset from your Federal tax refund to be applied to your State of Alabama debt.

The U.S. Department of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service-Debt Management will notify you in writing that an offset has occurred. TOP will provide information regarding the amount and date of the offset, the state to which the offset was paid, and a phone number to call where individuals may address your concerns and questions regarding the debt associated with the offset. The telephone number (334-353-0775) on the letter is to the Alabama Department of Revenue’s Examiner line.

Yes. The Alabama Department of Revenue will continue to offset federal income tax refunds and state refunds even though you are meeting your payment arrangements. Alabama statute allows for the offset of an Income Tax refund until the account is paid in full even if you are on an approved Payment Plan. Your regular monthly payment must still be made to avoid defaulting on your Payment Plan which could lead to enforcement action.

The Alabama Department of Revenue cannot stop an offset once you are notified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service –Debt Management. We will refund any overpayment to you once it has been posted to your account.

Complete IRS Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation, and send it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to get your share of the refund. You can download the form at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8379.pdf . You can also call the IRS at 800-829-3676, or visit a local IRS office.