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3. When there is more than one debt owed, how is the refund applied?

The refund is applied in the following order:

  1. Taxes owed to the City of Detroit.
  2. Debts owed to a third party, which the City of Detroit Income Tax Administration is obligated to pay including garnishments for child/spousal support and garnishments for outside plaintiffs. These debts are paid in the order in which the request for payment was submitted to the Michigan Department of Treasury, City Income Tax Administration.