Sometimes the IRS uses wage garnishment to settle tax debts. If back taxes haven’t been paid despite having received several warnings, the IRS can take a portion of your wages to settle these debts.
The process for wage garnishments is quite elaborate. First, the IRS sends a notice that details the amount owed, including penalties, interest, and a due date. If this notice is ignored, a final warning called the ‘Final Notice of Intent of Levy’ will be sent. Thirty days from that point, the IRS can initiate the wage garnishment process.
A notice is then sent to your employer, who is thereby made aware of your back tax problem and required to give the IRS a portion of your wages. Wage garnishments are a severe type of tax levy, which can negatively affect your livelihood. If you’re living pay check to pay check, wage garnishment could cause problems with paying other important bills.
While the IRS has a limit on how much it can garnish, it is possible that incorrectly filled forms from your employers could result in garnishments in upwards of 75% of your pay check. Unfortunate situations like this should be immediately addressed.
Some of the best ways to reduce wage garnishments include:
- Offer In compromise
- Installment agreements
- Uncollectible due to financial hardship
- Filing an IRS tax appeal
- Filing for bankruptcy
Wage garnishments can be released using an installment payment plan. If there have been no previous tax offenses, another form of release from wage garnishment includes cases of extreme financial hardship.
IRS Wage Garnishment Tax Relief
The experts at Long Island Tax Resolution will thoroughly examine your case. We will work diligently to remove your wage garnishment in whole or in part. We will work with the IRS to reduce the garnishment of your wages, file outstanding tax returns, and setup an installment payment plan to settle your debts in the most painless way possible.
Contact us to learn more about how we can help reduce your wage garnishment!