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Tax department: Over 70 million overdue child support recovered

(File Photo: MGNOnline) A DeLorean DMC-12 was one of the vehicles seized to collect unpaid child support in NYS.

ALBANY, NY (WRGB) The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance in conjunction with another state agency have recovered over 70.8 million dollars in overdue child support.

The taxation department says that they seized a variety of assets including cars, trucks, boats and jet skis.

One of those vehicles sized was a DeLorean DMC-12.

More than 132,000 tax warrants were issued. One of the single individual child support payments was $236,000.

The Tax Department says that is first contacts the noncustodial parents by mail. Officials say they then take other actions to collect, such as offsetting any tax refunds due, filing tax warrants, levying bank accounts, or seizing business or personal property.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner Samuel D. Roberts said, “The Tax Department plays an important role in cases where collecting child support has proven to be particularly difficult and we’re pleased to partner with them. These funds provide key economic support for families, helping them meet basic household needs. For many of these families, receiving child support payments can make the difference in avoiding poverty.”

The Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance also assisted with the recovery of funds.

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