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Stop IRS Wage Garnishment Right Away | Florida

Updated: Nov 11, 2020


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What is an IRS Wage Garnishment?

When you owe the IRS for a tax bill and fail to pay it, the agency will initiate enforcement actions against you. An IRS wage garnishment, also known as a wage levy, is one method IRS Revenue Officers employ to collect your tax debt. Wage garnishment allows the IRS to continuously seize part of your wages each pay period until your tax debt is paid in full. Unlike other creditors, however, the IRS does not need a court order to garnish your wages.

Notification of IRS Wage Garnishment

You will not receive notification of an IRS wage garnishment until it happens. This is because the IRS sends the wage garnishment notice to your employer. The IRS will mail the wage levy and the IRS wage garnishment table to your employer, letting them know exactly how much to take from your check. Your employer will give you a form (Statement of Dependents and Filing Status) to complete and return within three days. If you don’t return the form in time, your exempt amount is figured as if you are married filing separately with no dependents.

How Much Will The Wage Garnishment Be?

The IRS will generally take 25% or more of your income but the IRS can take the entire paycheck. If you are single (no dependents), the IRS is required to leave you a minimum of $1,033.33 a month (unless the has been a Manual Levy ordered). That increases to $2,066.67 for married individuals without dependents. If you have more than one employer, the IRS may allocate the exemptions to one income source and levy 100% of the income from the other employer. Regardless of how much is garnished from your paycheck, you will be responsible for the income tax debt unless a settlement arrived at.

Accounts Receivable Levy

An accounts receivable (AR) levy is generally used by the IRS to pay off a tax debt owed by those who are self-employed. Unlike wage garnishment, where only a percentage of the paycheck is taken, an AR levy can take the entire check due (up to the amount of taxes owed). It is a one-time occurrence, but the IRS can manually request it over and over again until the debt is paid in full.

How to Stop IRS Wage Garnishment

The quickest way that you can have an IRS wage garnishment stopped and released is by calling the tax pros at Flat Fee Tax Relief.

An IRS wage garnishment is a serious matter. It can leave you with little income or no money to live on, as well as potentially jeopardize your employment opportunities. There are, however, a few ways you can stop the IRS from taking your paycheck.

1. Pay the tax debt in full Once your back taxes are paid off, the wage garnishment will end. If you are here, reading this article, paying a tax bill in full probably isn't a possibility.

2. Enter Into a payment plan (Installment Agreement) If you owe less than $50,000, a re-payment plan with the IRS may be the right tax relief option for you.

3. Submit an Offer in Compromise This allows you to negotiate with the IRS and dramatically pay less than the tax bill.

4. Claim financial hardship (Currently not Collectible) If you can’t pay anything toward your tax debt, the IRS may deem you as “currently not collectible”, and stop garnishing your wages.

If you are at risk of losing your paycheck due to IRS wage garnishment, and you are looking for a one day levy release, call 1-866-747-7435. This article is written by the tax professionals at Flat Fee Tax Relief who have been providing valuable tax debt help at a very affordable fee for more than a decade. Our tax pros are strategically located in Clearwater, Florida, and San Diego, California. Our tax professionals routinely have an IRS wage garnishment stopped and released in one day. This allows our IRS Tax Attorneys to be available to our clients and the IRS from 8 A.M. Eastern to 6 P.M. Pacific time. This is a huge advantage when stopping an IRS Wage Garnishment in one day. We offer a free no-obligation consultation.




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