Wage garnishment is a legal action that allows the IRS/State to collect a portion of your earnings directly from your paycheck to satisfy your outstanding tax liability. This is an involuntary action by the IRS/state because they are unable to collect outstanding liability after sending taxpayers notices. The IRS can also garnish your social security, pension, and other income sources as part of the garnishment.
What To Do When You Receive A Notice?
Receiving a wage garnishment notice can be quite stressful. Wage Garnishment is a continuous levy, meaning your employer will continue to garnish your wages each pay period until the employer receives a physical copy of the wage levy release. The wage levy can be extremely detrimental because the IRS can leave you with merely some change and take almost your entire check.
Most states garnish about 25% of a taxpayer’s gross income. Each state has its own rules and regulations. However, it is extremely important to respond to any final notice prior to the wage garnishment notice to avoid such circumstances.
How LifeBackTax Relief can help
At LifeBackTax Relief we understand the stress and challenges of wage garnishment. Our experienced professionals can assist you by
- Reviewing your financial situation: We Assess your financial circumstances to determine the best strategy to stop or reduce wage garnishment.
- Negotiating With creditors: We negotiate with the IRS/State to find alternative repayment solutions that are manageable for you.
- Legal expertise: Our team is well-versed in tax and debt-related laws, ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the process.
- Wage Levy Priority: we understand the financial impact a wage garnishment can have on an individual, we take wage garnishment as one of our top priorities and work extremely hard to make sure your garnishment is released as soon as possible.
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Wage Garnishment FAQs
A wage levy, or garnishment of wages, may be stopped if other arrangements are made to pay the overdue taxes, the amount of overdue taxes is paid, or the levy is released.
The IRS may release a levy when:
- The amount owed is paid.
- The period for collection has ended.
- You enter into an installment agreement with terms to release the levy.
- The levy creates economic hardship, or the value of the property is more than the amount owed and releasing the levy won’t prevent the IRS from collecting the overdue taxes.