Opinion Number: 2021-081 Requestor: Eaves, Les The Honorable
Q1) Is a drivers’ license reinstatement fee a debt to the State of Arkansas? Q2) If a reinstatement fee is not a debt to the State of Arkansas, can DFA retain (garnish) a taxpayer’s income tax refund for payment of that fee? RESPONSE: Q1) The answer is “yes” regarding the fees imposed under Ark. Code Ann. §§ 5-65-119 (Supp. 2021), 27-16-508 (Supp. 2021), and 27-16-808 (Supp. 2021). Q2) A response to this question appears unnecessary in light of my response to your first question.
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