What is Wage Garnishment?
Wage garnishment is a means of collecting tax debt owed to IRS, so it is a form of asset seizure. By federal law, the IRS has a right to collect your tax debt by targeting and seizing your assets - one of your targetable assets may be your paycheck (wages, salary, etc). However, the IRS can't garnish your wages until they have:
Assessed your tax liability
Sent you a bill that explains how much you owe (Notice and Demand for Payment)
Determined that you neglected or refused to fully pay your debt on time.
Sent a Final Notice of Intent to Levy at 30 days before garnishing your wages
If you are at risk of the IRS subjecting you to wage garnishment, you should act immediately.
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