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In reversal, IRS plans to let N.D. help tribes on child support payments

More than a year after pressuring North Dakota to stop helping Native American tribes collect child support payments, the IRS says it intends to let the state do so again.

The tax agency is working on a plan to allow North Dakota to resume submitting information on behalf of tribes so their families can receive child-support payments funded by garnishments of tax refunds, IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel told The Washington Post on Thursday. Werfel spoke to The Post days after it reported that hundreds of tribal families had lost access to those child support payments.

"The more I have learned about this issue, the more I believe that the best approach is to not disrupt the sharing of this information, because that would have a negative outcome on child support programs," Werfel said.


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