Tax Topics Explained

Tax Topic 152
Perfectly normal. Standard tax refund information and PATH Act information.
More information: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc152

Tax Topic 151
This means your return is under review (wages, dependents, etc.) and explains your appeal rights. There is nothing you can do until the IRS finishes with the review and/or requests documents.
More information: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc151

Tax Topic 201 The Collection Process
This is when you owe the IRS money. This will NOT be listed on the Offset number. You will have gotten several letters to pay the debt or make payment arrangements before they offset your refund.
More information: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc201

Tax Topic 203 Reduced Refund
Your tax return has been offset to pay a past due federal or state obligation. Think student loans, state tax payments, etc.
More information: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc203

For a complete list of Tax Topics, follow this link: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics