A garnishment is where a creditor, such as the IRS, can send a notice to your employer to pay your wages to the creditor. The IRS can do this without a lawsuit or judgment unlike other creditors. Now the IRS does have to have the tax be assessed and has to provide you with your full collection due process rights but after this they can take actions to garnish your wages. When the IRS garnishes your wages, depending on the size of your household as shown from your tax return, they can leave you with as few as only a few hundred dollars per paycheck. As such a garnishment by the IRS is not something that you want to occur as it can leave you and your family without any means to pay your bills.
At Carr Law, if you owe the IRS or State Taxing Authority, we can meet with you to discuss what can be done to avoid IRS garnishments or if you have been garnished by the IRS we can meet with you to see what can be done to quickly stop the garnishment. Call us today to schedule a consult.