What types of federal payments are matched against debts in KTOP? Do they include federal income tax refunds?
No, federal income tax refunds are not currently matched against debts in KTOP. However, it is possible that federal regulations could change in the future, allowing KTOP to match debts against tax refunds.
Currently, the federal statutes governing the reciprocal program only allow TOP to match State debts against federal vendor payments. Federal payments that do not qualify for offset include income tax refunds, salaries, railroad retirement benefits, and social security benefits.
For a full list of exempt payments, please click here.