What Can I Do To Stop An IRS Garnishment | Flat Fee Tax Service
Updated: Mar 4
IRS GARNISHMENT - IRS WAGE GARNISHMENT
It is always best to try to stop an IRS garnishment (wage garnishment) before it hits you. If you owe the IRS a tax debt and do not have any arguments for why the tax assessment is improper or incorrect, consideration should be given to an Installment Agreement or negotiating an Offer in Compromise. This will prevent any collection actions—such as a tax levy (wage garnishment or bank account levy)—as long as you fulfill your end of the agreement.
If you think that a payment plan is the way to go, you need to know that the IRS has many rules governing Installment Agreements. It is best to consult with a tax professional before you agree to anything.
Should you reach reach the point where a tax levy is imminent and you don’t have much time to stop it from happening, you can call our team of tax professionals.
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More IRS Garnishment Information: the IRS is required to give you a Collection Due Process (CDP) notice before initiating a tax garnishment (wage garnishment) against you.
Stop IRS Garnishment (Wage Garnishment) at a Collection Due Process Hearing:
You have 30 days to respond to the CDP notice and request a hearing. There are three main ways to prevent the wage garnishment (or another type of collection action).
a. You can offer the IRS a collection alternative by agreeing to an installment payment plan or submit a tax settlement through an Offer in Compromise.
b/ Dispute the tax using a variety of tax controversy defenses, such as innocent spouse relief, expiration of the statute of limitations, or another legitimate defense, but only if you haven’t previously been given a chance to dispute the tax assessment. In some cases you will not be able to dispute the amount due, i.e. if you previously had an opportunity to appeal the tax due.
c. Claim that an economic hardship will exist if the wage garnishment occurs.