Wage Garnishment

Author: Tax Resolution Attorney Gwin, PLLC |

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The notice usually includes an exemption claim form. Please call us to help you carefully fill this form out. What you say to the IRS can have adverse consequences. If you owe a tax debt to the IRS, they can take a big chunk of your wages, and it doesn't have to get a court order first. The amount you get to keep depends on how many dependents you have and your standard deduction amount. Your employer will pay you a fairly low minimum amount each week and give the rest to the IRS.

A wage garnishment is when the IRS requires your employer to withhold a certain amount of your paycheck and send it directly to them until your debt is paid off. The IRS must send a wage levy notice to your employer, who is required to give you a copy. The notice includes an exemption claim form, which you should complete and return.

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