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Idaho tax returns to be garnished for unpaid fines

BOISE, Idaho. - Idaho court officials say residents who owe unpaid court costs, fines or fees will see smaller tax returns this year.
     
The Idaho Tax Commission plans to garnish 2009 state tax returns for the unpaid amounts, deducting any amounts owed to the court or for delinquent child support before issuing a tax return check.
     
The garnishments will also affect joint tax returns, but the individuals on the returns who don't owe the money can file a written objection to the garnishment with the courts. The courts will then decide if part of the tax refund will be returned.
     
When an individual owes both delinquent child support and court costs, the child support obligation will be filled first.

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