IRS Wage Garnishment
Why did I receive an IRS Wage Garnishment or IRS Wage Levy?
If you have unpaid back taxes the IRS will send a series of notices to you the last of which are the CP 504 and the LT 1058/LT11. If you have failed to respond to these IRS notices or cooperate with the IRS you are running the risk of having them garnish your wages.
Wage levies are often sent from the IRS to your employer to force your employer to withhold a certain amount of your wages and send to the IRS directly. The amount withheld from your paycheck and sent to the IRS will be paid towards your tax debt liability.
If your employer fails to withhold the amount from your paycheck and send it to the IRS, your employer will be held responsible for paying the amount they should have sent.
How long will an IRS wage garnishment stay on my wages?
A wage garnishment will stay in place until the IRS has collected all of the tax liability owed, the statute of limitations on the tax debt expires, or you enter into a resolution with the IRS such as:
IRS Wage Garnishment Action
What should I do if I receive a wage levy?
If you receive a wage levy and cant afford to pay your tax debt liability in full it is important to contact the IRS to set up some type of arrangement to stop your wage garnishment. If you are unsure about your options or are not comfortable with the IRS it may help to consult with a tax attorney to learn what option is best for your particular situation.