Tax Refund Interception Program (TRIP)
Sections 71.93, 71.935, 73.03 (52), 73.03 (52m), and 73.03 (52n), Wis. Stats., authorize the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) to intercept taxpayer refunds, other refundable credits, and lottery prizes to be applied against the amount the taxpayer owes to certain state agencies, local governments, the IRS, federally recognized tribes located in Wisconsin, and other states. State agencies and other governmental entities intending to participate in the refund interception program must enter into a written agreement with DOR. In addition, a state logon ID and password may be required to exchange data with DOR via the Internet.
"Vendor Setoff" - Sections 71.93 and 71.935, Wis. Stats., also authorizes the Department of Revenue to certify debts to the Department of Administration so that they may reduce a disbursement to the debtor by the amount of the debt. Vendor Setoff was authorized by 2005 Act 25, effective July 27, 2005, and requires a change to the notification letter sent to debtors to add language to cover the interception of the vendor debts. See "Notice to Debtor Letter" Examples under Documentation for Existing Users.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Agency Setoff Coordinator
Mail Stop 4-206
P.O. Box 8901
Madison, WI 53708-8901
Phone: (608) 266-8517
Fax: (608) 266-6226
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Last updated October 4, 2010