How Does Wage Garnishment Work?
Is the IRS Garnishing Your Wages Because of Unpaid Back Taxes?
As you may have painfully discovered, the IRS has the capacity to garnish wages in Texas by placing the equivalent of a lien on your wages. Anyone who is an employee may have his or her wages garnished when taxes are owed and arrangements have not been made to repay via an installment plan or through an Offer in Compromise.
You may have already learned through bitter experience that the IRS had the ability to claim almost all of your paycheck as a forceful Tax Collection method. Knowing that most people cannot live on that amount, the IRS knows that this will be effective in getting you to arrange to pay up on taxes that are in arrears.
Perhaps you have not reached the point of desperation that comes with garnishment of your wages – but you worry about the consequences of ignoring the IRS from the notices that you have been receiving. This is a valid worry and a sign that you should contact an experienced tax law attorney. Discuss the next best step forward if you have:
- Failed to propose or keep up with a payment plan
- Failed to keep appointments with IRS representatives
Representation From a Dependable Tax Lawyer in Austin
The law office of John McDuff, Attorney at Law, in Austin, is a valuable resource for taxpayers facing wage garnishment – whether this has already occurred or is perceived as a threat. My years of experience handling back taxes cases on behalf of individuals and businesses have given me the contacts, the skills and the knowledge of how best to help taxpayers facing wage garnishment.
A close review of your case may reveal that in fact, you do not owe the amount claimed by the IRS. It may be that I can structure a favorable installment payment plan for you. Talk to an experienced attorney before a notice from the IRS leads to tax liens, seizures, wage garnishments or criminal penalties. Contact us at 512.457.1177 to learn about how our firm can help.