If the IRS garnishes your wages to seek repayment for owed taxes, it can cause financial hardships for you and your family. To avoid this, you can try to appeal the wage garnishment to have it removed.
If you’re having tax problems
Category: Wage Garnishment
When you owe back taxes to the IRS, the federal agency can take several measures to collect the money owed – including garnishing your wages. This means that the IRS can contact your employer and have them direct a portion of your income — whether it is hourly wages, salary, commissions, or bonuses — directly… Read more »
If you owe money in back taxes, the IRS can legally take any income you make to pay off your federal tax debt. This can cause both financial hardship and embarrassment, as the IRS will contact your employer and require them to send a portion of your income directly to the federal agency. To avoid… Read more »
The IRS is required to leave you with a minimum amount of monthly income when your wages are being garnished. The remaining funds will be seized and applied to your tax debt until your balance is paid off or the wage levy is released.
The IRS can generally seize your assets when you fail to pay your tax debt and the IRS has sent you the proper notices in the mail. Even if you owe tax debt and have received these notices, you can still protect assets if you negotiate a resolution to your tax problems.
The IRS has a variety of methods it can use to collect delinquent tax debt. If you don’t voluntarily resolve your tax debt problems you may face IRS levies, wage garnishments, or other IRS enforced collection actions.
Taxpayers who owe the IRS over $50,000 may have to deal with tax liens, tax levies, and IRS passport actions. There are many tax resolution options that can be used to protect your property and get the IRS off your back.
The IRS can be quite resourceful when it comes to collecting what they are owed. This allows them to even access and retrieve money from your salary to settle your tax debt. When it gets to this point one can feel confused and even financially invaded but this is only a last resort of the… Read more »
Independent contractors and self-employed taxpayers may not have to worry about wage garnishments, but that doesn’t mean they entirely free from IRS collection actions. The IRS has many other collection powers at its disposal, so you’re better off resolving your tax problems through negotiation or a settlement.
IRS Wage Garnishment Policy The IRS can garnish the wages of both you and your spouse for joint tax debt. The IRS policy is generally to garnish the wages of the higher earning spouse, but they may deviate from this rule if you’ve flagrantly refused to pay your tax debt.