IRS Wage Garnishment Attorney | Los Angeles | Flat Fee Tax Service
Updated: Nov 22, 2019
Stop and Resolve IRS Wage Garnishment (One Day) - Los Angeles - California
The IRS has the authority to garnish (levy) or legally seize any income you make to satisfy federal tax debt or taxes owed. An IRS Garnishment (tax levy) can apply to your:
1. Hourly Wages
5. Social Security
7. Veteran's Pension
The IRS will contact your employer directly and order them to directly send the IRS a portion of your income. Your employer is required by law to comply with the IRS garnishment, typically within one full pay period of receiving the notice from the IRS. The difference between the IRS and most creditors, however, is that the IRS does not need to take you to court to get a judgment in order to garnish your wages, and the IRS can garnish more of your wages than a regular creditor can garnish.
THE IRS CAN TAKE 100% OF YOUR MONEY WITH A SINGLE SIGNATURE ON A "MANUAL LEVY."
The IRS Wage Garnishment Process
When the IRS seeks to levy and garnish your wages for a tax debt, the agency will first send you a written notice that sets out the amounts that you owe, including the tax, penalties, and interest. This "final notice" should also provide you with a due date by which you must pay the balances in full. Assuming that you do not pay the balance in full, you later will receive another notice, entitled "Final Notice of Intent to Levy," Once thirty days have passed from the time you have received the final notice, and you still have failed to pay the balance due, the IRS can proceed with garnishing and levy your income.
The Amount that the IRS Can Garnish From Your Wages
Unlike a regular creditor, the normal limits of a garnishment do not apply to the IRS. The tax code contains a table that corresponds to the number of exemptions that you claim for tax purposes, and sets forth the amount that is necessary for you and your family to pay for basic living necessities. Unfortunately, a garnishment by the IRS can amount to 70% or more of your income.
Stopping IRS Wage Garnishment
There are a number of different ways in which you can resolve your problem with the IRS. In order to avoid or stop a wage garnishment, you must get back into good standing with the IRS. You must be compliant with the IRS to do anything.
THE TAX PROFESSIONALS AT FLAT FEE TAX SERVICE ROUTINELY STOP AND IRS GARNISHMENT AND TAX LEVY ON ONE DAY.
There are a number of ways our IRS Tax Attorneys can have your IRS Wage Garnishment stopped and released. Our tax professionals know how to procedurally tie up the hands of the IRS so that the IRS levy on your paycheck is released.
Resolving and ending your include any one of these IRS options (or a combination of these tax relief options).
Enter Into an Installment Agreement With the IRS
The IRS will stop a wage garnishment if you enter into an approved installment agreement to pay your tax debt in full over a series of monthly payment installments. Often times, our IRS Tax Attorneys will negotiate an Installment Agreement with the IRS as a stalling tactic knowing full well that our client will not pay the Installment Agreement. Our team of tax professionals will do this to immediately save your paycheck and allow us time to prepare your tax settlement. Do not attempt to do this on your own.
In some cases, you may be able to settle your debt with the IRS for less than the total amount that you actually owe, based on your financial situation. This is a fairly selective program and you have financially qualify. However, if you are facing a wage garnishment, you may qualify for this type of relief, and your wage garnishment will stop while your case is being reviewed.
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If you owe less than $10,000 (the minimum for an Offer in Compromise) or you may have equity in a home, the way to go may be to be placed in Currently not Collectible status. If you can prove to the IRS that a wage garnishment or other collection action would prevent you from meeting the basic needs of you and your family, then the IRS may temporarily cease its collections efforts for months and even years.
While in Currently not Collectible status the Statute of Limitations keeps on running out. Every day, month and year that you are "Currently not Collectible" is a day, month or year that the IRS won't have to collect.
Many of the financial rules for Currently not Collectible is the same for an Offer in Compromise. Some are different. It is always best to have an experienced IRS Tax Attorney handle these options for you.
There is really no need to change jobs or quit your job on a temporary basis. You have "honest to goodness" tax relief options.