Georgia courts are now allowed to intercept state income tax refunds to satisfy outstanding judgments. Individuals who have not made arrangements to pay outstanding balances will receive a letter in the mail advising them of the court's intent to intercept their state income tax refund. Individuals who receive a notice of interception may request a civil hearing if there is reason to believe that the tax interception has been entered in error. The procedures for requesting a hearing on this matter are outlined in the letter that is mailed by the court. Once a tax interception is filed, it will remain active for seven years.
Once the taxes have been intercepted, you may file for a civil hearing if you feel this was in error.