Dept of education taking my tax refund. what can i do to get my return?

for years now the dept of education has been intercepting my tax refund, how do i get this to stop?  I know I have paid at least half of it and with the interest each year it seems to never decrease in amount.

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it


Dear "Cheryl",

The best way to get them to stop intercepting your tax refund is to call the department of eduction--or the division through which you have student loans (Direct Loans? Sallie May?) and talk to them. Work out a payment plan, and an agreement that they will not take you tax refund again.

Talking really does make a difference when it comes to lenders. The good news for you, also, is that the federal government are good people to deal with--much more reasonable than the private loan companies. Your federal loans are guaranteed by the federal government, to be paid, even if it is not Direct Loans you are dealing with. Therefore, the loan granters are much more willing to work something out that will work for you (they know they will be paid whether you pay or not).

 Again, the take home point is communication. Good intentions and an agreed upon repayment plan will make your life much easier. Hope this helps!

Anthony Centore Ph.D. Online Counseling, Telephone Counseling, Counseling in Boston and Cambridge, MA. 


<a href="" rel="nofollow" cl="" class="comlink">Thrive Boston Counseling and Life Coaching</a>

Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Want a natural weight loss supplement to help lose ...

With the advancements in the technologies to lose weight.People have started following the new and dangerous techniques to lose weight.But they are not at all safe.I want to recommend you all a new ...

Asked: Weight loss

how to lose weight

Asked: How to prevent data loss from my portable hard ...

How to prevent data loss from my portable hard drive? I have installed antivirus software on my computer, is there anything else I can do?

More Questions

I am an umemployed single mother of 3 children, 1 is my niece that I have

Before we get too excited, did you have other earned income, such as W2 income or 1099 misc income for self employment. If you did not, you will not be eligible for any credits such as the child tax credit, earned income tax credit or the making work pay credit. You will be eligible for only the ...

How can i view the federal tax return i sent electronically through

You could make a copy when finished or save it. Go back and check it.

Tax refund

There is no fixed time it depends when you had filed for tax refund. If you e-file your tax refund then in a 1 month you will get money. If you filed offline then it takes some more time. You can check your status online. Once the IRS has released your tax refund to our partner bank, your tax refund ...

What Happens If You Don't File a Tax Return?

You should have suggested that they get paid in cash; no W-2s or 1099s. Uncle Frank