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Can my state tax refund be withheld if I owe a court debt?

Yes. The Department of Administrative Services recovers debt owed to the State of Iowa, including court debt, using income tax offsets through the Income Tax and Vender Offset Program.  If your tax refund is being held due to outstanding court debt, you will receive a notice from the judicial branch.

There are other state and county entities that can withhold owed fees from your state income tax refund.

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