Stop an IRS Garnishment | Flat Fee Tax Service
Updated: Nov 6, 2019
STOP IRS GARNISHMENT - STOP TAX LEVIES - TAX ATTORNEYS
If you owe the IRS for a back tax debt, the IRS can seize money out of your bank account (levy) or your paycheck (wage garnishment), you have options. On your own, you can get the IRS to remove the tax levy, but only after you pay off all the back taxes you owe, or set up a payment agreement with the IRS.
Assuming you can’t pay your entire tax debt, the real question is: How long does it take to stop an IRS wage garnishment (#IRStaxlevy)?
When the IRS moves forward with your wage garnishment, your employer has no choice but to comply with the IRS and seize a major portion of your wages. The IRS has more garnishment power than ordinary creditors insofar as it is not subject to the state and federal garnishment limitations, which means it can leave you with very little money or no money each week to live on.
During 2018 for example, a single parent with two children who files as head of household can be left with as little as $425.96 per week. This means that if you earn $1,000 per week, the IRS takes $574.04 of it, and if you earn $2,000 per week, it can take $1,574.04. The amount of your IRS garnishment will depend on how much tax you owe and also how much time is left on the Statute of Limitations.
If you are a 1099, the IRS will keep 100% of your earnings.
End an IRS Garnishment in One Day.
Unless the IRS agrees to an alternative resolution, such as a payment plan, there are a limited number of circumstances that require the IRS to cease garnishing your wages before your balance is paid in full. These include:
1. The IRS discovers that the time period to collect the tax from you expired before it served the wage garnishment notice.
2. The IRS did not provide you the full 30 days to respond to the notice.
3. You declare bankruptcy.
4. The IRS is considering your Offer in Compromise (#IRSsettlement) or request for installment plan when an appeal is in process.
How to Stop an IRS Garnishment!
The IRS Tax Attorneys at Flat Fee Tax Service has never failed to have an IRS wage garnishment stopped and released. Our IRS tax relief team (#IRStaxlawyers) knows "the system" and we use our experience and knowledge to protect our clients and their paychecks.
Should you choose to go it alone, you will need to either tell the IRS that you are paying your tax debt in full or you are entering into an Installment Agreement. You will either have a Streamlined Installment Agreement or a Complicated Installment Agreement.