The normal hold time for a Joint IRS payment is six (6) months. Now, I am being told that my payment will be delayed. Why is that happening?
On October 1,2020, the Wyoming Department of Family Services-Child Support Program was granted flexibility, under the Stafford Act, to hold jointly filed federal tax refund offsets received after March 15, 2020 for longer than the 6 month limitation set forth in section 464(a)(3)(B) of the Act and 45 CFR 302.32(b)(3)(ii)(B) and 303.72(h)(5). The Wyoming Department of Family Services-Child Support Program will be holding these jointly filed federal tax refund offset payments until December 31, 2020 to allow IRS to complete any automatic injured spouse reversals of the Economic Impact Payments received by the Agency.