Those federal tax refund checks will start arriving in Iowans’ mailboxes in a few weeks — or will they? Non-custodial parents who’re three months or at least 150-dollars behind on child support payments will not be getting refunds. Nancy Thoma, director of the state’s Child Support Recovery Unit, is working with the I-R-S to intercept the checks. She says the refund checks will be held to pay the overdue support.Thoma says 67-thousand people are behind on their child support payments in 165-thousand Iowa current cases. Thoma says it’s unclear just how much money will be reclaimed from those who’re delinquent in meeting their obligations.The refund checks will range from 300 to 600 dollars. Thoma hopes the intercepted checks will add up to several million dollars to be rerouted directly to deserving Iowa children. Last year, the state used the procedure to reclaim 21-million dollars from the regular tax refunds.
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