Can my New Mexico state refund be seized to pay off outstanding debts?

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Question
Can my New Mexico state refund be seized to pay off outstanding debts?

Answer

Collection of Debts from Your Refund
The Department will keep all or part of your overpayment if you owe other taxes to the Department. We will apply that amount to the liability.
The law also requires the Department to transfer all or part of your overpayment if you owe money for past-due child support, educational assistance loans, unemployment compensation, medical support, public assistance or food stamp overpayments, fines, fees and costs owed to district, municipal, magistrate or metropolitan courts, or workers' compensation fees.

Any amount over your liability and debt will be refunded to you.

If you receive notification that all or part of your refund was transferred to one of these agencies and you wish to protest that action, contact that agency at the address listed below. If your refund was transferred to a claimant agency in error, that agency must correct the error and issue your refund.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE
NM Educational Assistance Foundation
Contract Servicing Department
Default Collections
P.O. Box 25136
Albuquerque, NM 87125-0136
(505) 761-2312

CHILD SUPPORT
Human Services Department
Child Support Enforcement Division
P.O. Box 25110
Santa Fe, NM 87504-5110
(800) 288-7207, (505) 827-1316 or
(505) 476-7042, Instate, or
(800) 585-7631 Out of state

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Human Services Department
Office of the Inspector General
Restitution Unit
P.O. Box 2348
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2348
(800) 431-4593

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
Unemployment Insurance Benefit
Payment Control
P.O. Box 1928
Albuquerque, NM 87103
(505) 841-2220

For information on specific courts,
contact:
ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS
Warrant Enforcement Division
237 Don Gaspar, Room 25
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-4754

WORKER'S COMPENSATION FEE
Worker's Compensation Administration
Financial Management Bureau
P.O. Box 27198
2410 Center Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198
(505) 841-6887


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