The IRS can seize your child tax credit refund for overdue debts. Consumer groups ask for protection.

By Karin Price Mueller


“People rely on (the refunds) for much-needed necessities. It is cruel that families can lose these vital tax credits to offsets,” said Maryann Broxton of the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). “We encourage the Department of the Treasury to ensure these vital supports reach families with lower incomes by excluding CTC and EITC refunds from being offset.”

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