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’re having tax problems
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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 »
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.