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How To Stop IRS Wage Garnishment

How can an IRS garnishment start?  The IRS can garnish your wages via an IRS Form 668-W letter from the IRS collection department (ACS) or IRS Revenue Officer to your employer.  The IRS Form 668-W letter is usually from an IRS Revenue Officer assigned to your case.  The letter orders your employer to withhold money from each paycheck to send to the U. S. Treasury.

How much money will be withheld, or garnished, from each paycheck?  The IRS determines the amount to be withheld based on filing status, number of dependents and your pay period.  State taxing authorities and private creditors can withhold a maximum of twenty five percent of your paycheck. Unlike State Taxing authorities, the IRS wage garnishment could be over fifty percent of your take home pay – your net pay after taxes and other deductions.

How long will my employer continue to garnish my wages?  The IRS wage garnishment letter will tell your employer how much delinquent federal tax you owe.  Your employer will continue to garnish wages from each paycheck until the that total amount has been paid in full.

What if I am self-employed?  If self-employed, the IRS will send an IRS wage garnishment letter to each customer in Accounts Receivable.  Does a customer or client owe you money?  The IRS wage garnishment letter will order each client in Accounts Receivable to pay it to the Revenue Officer!  The IRS wage garnishment letter could order each client in Accounts Receivable to pay one hundred percent if your total delinquent tax balance is more than your receivable amount!

What if I am retired or on disability?  Social Security benefits and any other legally mandated monies, such as disability,cannot be garnished by a state.However, the IRS can garnish Social Security and disability!  The only exception is court ordered child support payments.

How can I stop an IRS wage garnishment?  Generally, most states will not agree to replace a wage garnishment with a state installment agreement.  Most states will agree to lower or modify the amount of the state wage garnishment if you can show hardship.  The IRS, unlike most states, will usually agree to stop a wage garnishment with an IRS Installment Agreement.  Usually, the monthly IRS Installment Agreement payment is less than the monthly wage garnishment.  The IRS will also agree to reduce the amount of the monthly payment if you can show hardship.  The IRS could also agree to stop a garnishment for a different kind of tax resolution (settlement).  Other tax resolutions that can stop an IRS garnishment include an Offer in Compromise, an Economic Hardship Partial Payment Plan, or Currently Non-collectable (CNC) Status.  Do you qualify for any of these federal tax resolution (settlement) programs?

Coast One Tax Group can stop an IRS wage garnishment!  Coast One Tax Group is experienced in assisting individuals in successfully navigating through IRS wage garnishments.  We are a group of experienced attorneys, accountants and Enrolled Agents representing taxpayers before state and federal taxing authorities.  Coast One Tax Group will negotiate a resolution to your IRS wage garnishment.  Our goal is to stop IRS wage garnishment and resolve your tax problem as quickly as possible.  Can Coast One Tax Group resolve your case with as little discomfort and disruption to you as possible?  Call or text or email Coast One Tax Group today for a free consultation!

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