Topeka Kansas officials say they have collected $1.2 million so far in back state taxes from federal stimulus checks.
"If they owed past due monies to the state, then before they could receive that from the stimulus package, we were able to take all or part of their money," said Kansas Revenue Department spokeswoman Freda Warfield.
She said the collection has affected 2,338 stimulus checks.
Neighboring Missouri has reported collecting nearly $3 million in owed state taxes from the federal checks.
Under the federal plan designed to boost the economy, qualifying taxpayers received checks of up to $600 per individual, up to $1,200 for a married couple, and $300 rebates per child.