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Revenue Collects Offset Claims on Behalf of Many State Agencies

Individual income tax refunds garnished to satisfy debts owed to agencies

April 26, 2001

BATON ROUGE - During calendar year 2000, the Department of Revenue collected more than $7.8 million through “offset claims” filed by state and local agencies that are specifically authorized by state statutes. The claims are collected through garnishment of an individual’s income tax refund.