IRS Wage Garnishment: How a Tax Wage Levy Works, How to Stop It
IRS wage garnishment is the deduction of money from an employee’s monetary compensation resulting from unpaid IRS taxes. Most likely this should not be a surprise as the IRS will only levy one’s wages after repeated letters and warnings about the taxes owed. The is one of the IRS’s most aggressive tax collection mechanisms and should not be taken lightly. The IRS would rather resolve taxes in a different manner but they will levy when they feel the have run out of other options. It is important to understand how garnishments work to ensure you take the appropriate actions to avoid them or stop the IRS from taking your wages.
IRS wage garnishment is a legal way for the IRS to collect taxes from you without you actually paying them by having the taxpayer’s employer garnish their wages and send them to the IRS. Understand why and when the IRS will impose a wage levy and garnish wages.
There are many ways you can prevent or stop a tax levy. The method you use should be determined by your financial and tax situation. Even if you do not qualify for any of the methods to stop a wage levy there are still ways to negate the effects of the levy. Know your options to make a wise decision about how to stop the wage levy and to protect your assets from the IRS.
Questions and answers to commonly asked questions about IRS wage garnishment and wage levies.
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