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How to Stop a Wage Garnishment Before it is Applied

Prevent IRS wage garnishment from being applied

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 »

How to Qualify for an Offer in Compromise Program

Offer in Compromise Qualification

If you owe taxes but you cannot afford to pay off your entire debt, you can try to qualify for an Offer in Compromise.  While working with a tax attorney, you can make an offer to the IRS stating what you can afford to pay – typically for less than what you owe.

How to Have Wage Garnishments Removed

wage garnishment removal

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 »

Can You Avoid an IRS Levy without Paying off your Tax Debt in Full?

avoid IRS tax levy

There are several ways to avoid an IRS levy without paying your full tax liability.  You’ll need to request a Collection Due Process (CDP) hearing before the appropriate deadline if you want to stop the bank levy, wage garnishment, or another type of IRS tax levy.  The most common ways to stop a levy are:… Read more »