The USSSA Pride are an independent professional softball team based in Viera, Florida, U. S. Founded in 2009, they played in National Pro Fastpitch from 2009 to 2019. They play their home games at USSSA Space Coast Complex; the team was established to replace the folded Washington Glory, who played in NPF from 2007 to 2008. They are organized by the United States Specialty Sports Association; the Pride won the Cowles Cup championship in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019. Of their selections in the 2015 NPF Draft, the Pride signed All-American and 2013 Big 12 Player of the Year Shelby Pendley of Oklahoma, two-time All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Emilee Koerner of Notre Dame, All-American and 2012 Pac-12 Player of the Year Amber Freeman of Arizona State. All-time NCAA Division I homerun champion Lauren Chamberlain signed a three-year deal; the Pride signed free agent All-American Chelsea Goodacre of Arizona. Caitlin Lowe announced her retirement as a player after the 2014 season.
Subsequently, the Pride announced that Lowe would be inducted into the USSSA Hall of Fame, that her jersey number 26 would be retired. The Pride announced that former player and assistant coach Megan Willis was promoted to assistant general manager. USSSA purchased Space Coast Stadium and announced renovations to make it a center for amateur softball and baseball with 15 fields, it became the Pride's new home stadium, beginning in 2017. At the Pride's first home game at USSSA Space Coast Stadium, played on June 8, 2017, the team announced that it had retired legendary pitcher Cat Osterman's jersey number "8," commemorating it with a banner on the outfield fence; the Pride announced the Mike Stith, head coach of the OC BatBusters, would be their coach for 2018. His assistants were Cody Dent, volunteer assistant coach of the Florida Gators softball team, Andrea Duran, Olympic medalist and former Pride player. On September 13, 2019, the Pride announced they would not renew their partnership with National Pro Fastpitch for the 2020 season.
A tax refund interception referred to as a tax refund offset, is the act of an agency responsible for sending tax refunds using all or part of a refund to fulfill an obligation of the taxpayer rather than sending the money to the taxpayer him/herself. Some common obligations for which tax refunds are intercepted include student loans, child support, fines and wage garnishments. Debtors who have been making agreed payments on the dot are not subject to this as creditors feel interception unnecessary. While taxes are sometimes intercepted to pay off the balance to a government-operated collection agency, few jurisdictions allow refunds to be intercepted to pay a private collection agency. In the United States, the Internal Revenue Code allows the Internal Revenue Service to divert overpayments of taxes to satisfy other federal taxes, certain past-due support obligations, debts owed to other Federal agencies, state income tax obligations, county taxes, local taxes and unemployment compensation debts.
Unlike private debts, refund interception for the said taxation will occur if prompt prior payments were made. In many cases, the Department of Revenue has the authority to intercept state tax refunds or refundable credits to repay debts owed to government agencies. Tax refunds may be intercepted to repay debts that are owed to the DOR, child support debts, court ordered restitution debts, debts owed to state or local governments, debts owed to the IRS or federal government, or debts owed across states. If one disagrees with the interception of their refund contacting the DOR is the best way to dispute the interception. Tax refunds are intercepted with the purpose of forcing citizens to comply to their required debts. If one has student loan payments, child support payments, or worker's compensation payments that they have not fulfilled their refund will be intercepted and put towards the payments of those obligations. In order for a debt to be permitted for interception it must: Be a debt greater than or equal to $100 in value.
Be owed to a claimant agency, obliged or contractually obligated to collect said debt. Be owed through contract, tort, or some other operation of the law; when a tax refund has been intercepted, the debtor will receive a notice from the treasury departments Financial Management Service that the interception has occurred. This notice will contain information on the original tax refund amount and how much was offset in the interception, it will contain information on what agency is intercepting the refund along with information on how to contact that agency. In cases where one feels that their tax refund has been wrongfully intercepted, there are some options for the interception to be appealed. For example, if one has divorced their spouse the debt is no longer theirs to pay and a copy of your divorce paperwork should be sent to the intercepting agency. In cases where there are disputes, but no direct paperwork to prove ones cause it is best to contact the internal revenue service or the other collecting agency directly.
There are other miscellaneous sources of income. For example lottery winnings and state issued vendor payments may be intercepted if they are over a certain amount of money. Garnishment