Utah Administrative Code

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R527. Human Services, Recovery Services.

Rule R527-475. State Tax Refund Intercept.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R527-475-1. Purpose and Authority.

1. The Office of Recovery Services is authorized to create rules necessary for the provision of social services by Section 62A-11-107.

2. This rule establishes procedures for the Office of Recovery Services/Child Support Services (ORS/CSS) to intercept a state tax refund to recover delinquent child support pursuant to Section 59-10-529(1).

R527-475-2. State Tax Refund Intercept.

1. For a state tax refund to be intercepted, there must be an administrative or judicial judgment with a balance owing. An installment of child support is considered a judgment for purposes of Section 59-10-529 on and after the date it becomes due as provided in Section 78B-12-112.

2. State tax refunds intercepted will first be applied to current support, second to Non-IV-A arrearages, and third to satisfy obligations owed to the state and collected by ORS/CSS.

3. ORS/CSS shall mail prior written notice to the obligor who owes past-due support and the unobligated spouse that the state tax refund may be intercepted. The notice shall advise the unobligated spouse of his/her right to receive a portion of the tax refund if the unobligated spouse has earnings and files jointly with the obligor. If the unobligated spouse does not want his/her share of the tax refund to be applied to the obligated spouse's child support debt, the unobligated spouse shall make a written request and submit a copy of the tax return and W-2's to ORS/CSS at any time after prior notice, but in no case later than 25 days after the date ORS/CSS intercepts the tax refund. If W-2s are unavailable, ORS/CSS may use amounts of incomes as reported on the joint tax return. The unobligated spouse's portion of the joint tax refund will be prorated according to the percentage of income reported on the W-2 forms or the joint tax return for the tax year. If the unobligated spouse does not make a written request to ORS/CSS to obtain his share of the tax refund within the specified time limit, ORS/CSS shall not be required to pay any portion of the tax refund to the unobligated spouse.


child support, taxes

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

June 25, 2008

Notice of Continuation

December 15, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

59-10-529; 78B-12-112

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R527, please contact the promulgating agency (Human Services, Recovery Services). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.