Information Regarding IRS Wage Garnishments

When you file your taxes instead of earning a refund, you may owe the IRS. Unlike other sources, the IRS does not have to win a judgement to garnish your wages, they are only required to contact you first and inform you. There are ways to pay the IRS before experiencing a wage garnishment, such as sending them a check for the full amount, or setting up a payment plan.

State and Federal law limit the amount that creditors can take from your wages, however, the tax code only states what the IRS is required to leave of your wages. The IRS will take as much as they can from you and only leave what is determined necessary for your basic needs. If you find yourself in this situation, you may need to find a lawyer.

When you attempt to find an attorney, you will need to go from recommendations of people you know. You can also utilize the internet as a resource and read reviews. Once you find an office that you like, you can set up a free consultation.

Make sure you ask questions of the lawyer, such as how many cases have you handled? You will want to make sure you get the answers to your questions and that you understand the next steps of your case. You may have to meet with more than one attorney to select the one that is right for you.

 

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