Can you afford to live on 50% of your paycheck? Probably not. When the IRS or a State has failed to collect back taxes, they will begin to seize assets. If phone calls and letters are not returned, they will take the next step. This process is called a “levy.” The taxing authorities are legally allowed to seize bank accounts, demand payment from accounts receivable, take control of property for auction, and assume titles on vehicles. Virtually anything of value can be seized to satisfy the outstanding debt.

What is Wage Garnishment?

Wage garnishment is a legal procedure where a person’s earnings are required to be withheld by an employer to pay for a debt. Thus, IRS wage garnishments are another form of tax levy, though the seizure of assets from your paycheck is an ongoing process. If the levy on your wages is removed through tax resolution, the wage garnishments will be stopped.

Can you Stop a Garnishment Once it Starts?

Since wage garnishments function as a basic form of a forced, involuntary installment plan, they can sometimes be removed through tax resolution by setting up a regular and approved installment plan. Besides removing the burden from your employer and giving you the power to handle the payments yourself, an installment plan can often be set up with payments that are considerably less than the wage garnishment amounts. That is why this form of tax resolution is very common.

Stop Wage Garnishment with Optima Tax Relief

Levies and wage garnishment can be the most stressful and humiliating of all collection tactics. They do this to force taxpayers into willful compliance. We may be able to release your wages from garnishment and/or possibly stop the levy. Optima Tax Relief has been successful in getting levies lifted and garnishments stopped in a timely manner. We know your rights as a taxpayer and we are here to help. For more information and to speak to a licensed professional, reach out for a free consultation today.

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