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Stop Wage Garnishment in Its Tracks.

Our tax pros are experts in wage garnishment laws and can help you get your paycheck back.

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$505.77

is how much a single parent with two kids who files as head of household could be left with per week after wage garnishment.

30 days

is how early the IRS can issue a wage levy after a final notice and intent to levy is issued.

10 years

is how long the IRS can garnish your wages to try to collect unpaid taxes from the date they were assessed (or until you’ve paid them back).

Why choose Tax Defense Network for help with paycheck garnishment?

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With a decade in business, our extensive expertise is at your service.

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What We Do

Consultation

Consultation

We’ll get information about your current financial situation as well as what you’ve been experiencing with wage garnishment during your no-cost, no-commitment consultation.

Investigation

Investigation

We deep dive into your garnished wages issue and figure out the best way to get your hard-earned money back in your bank account where it belongs.

Resolution

Resolution

We don’t just tell you how to fight a wage garnishment; we fight it for you, working with the IRS on your behalf. We keep you in the loop at every step and are always just a phone call or email away.

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“Right off the bat, [Tax Defense Network] made me feel very comfortable. I was just looking for a solution that would allow me to pay off what I owed without the IRS garnishing my paycheck every week. I tried for months to speak with someone at the IRS, and it was literally impossible. TDN kept me informed every step of the way. They were able to contact the IRS, set up a payment plan, and stop my check from being garnished in a few weeks’ time. I had been trying to accomplish that for almost 6 months. It was worth it for the peace of mind. I would highly recommend TDN to my family and friends…and complete strangers.”

- John F.

Common Questions About Wage Garnishment

Q: What is wage garnishment?
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Wage garnishment is when a portion of your income is legally taken to resolve any outstanding debt. The IRS can garnish wages to pay off tax debt.
Q: How does wage garnishment work?
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A wage garnishment is like a levy, which is when the IRS seizes your property and assets. In wage garnishment, the IRS will seize part of your wages each pay period to pay off your overdue taxes. The IRS will mail the wage levy and the IRS wage garnishment table to your employer to let them know how much will need to be garnished. Your employer will then give you a form (a Statement of Dependents and Filing Status) to complete and return within three days. If you don’t return the form in time, your exempt amount is figured as if you are married filing separately with no dependents. If you make income outside of your main job, the IRS may allocate the exemptions to the other income source and levy on 100 percent of the income from a specific employer.
Q: Who can garnish your wages?
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The IRS can garnish wages through your employer. Your employer can also garnish wages for child support, delinquent student loans, unpaid medical bills, and outstanding consumer debt.
Q: What percent of your wages can be garnished?
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You can refer to the IRS wage garnishment table to see how much of your paycheck is exempt from wage garnishment (basically, how much the IRS is required to leave for you after garnishment). You can view this table here.
Q: Is wage garnishment every paycheck?
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Yes. Wages will be garnished on every paycheck until the wage garnishment ends.
Q: Is wage garnishment pre-tax?
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No. The IRS will garnish your “disposable wage,” which is the amount left after legally required deductions are made, including taxes and Social Security.
Q: Can wage garnishment get you fired?
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There are federal laws that protect you from being fired because your wages are being garnished for one debt. In some states though, there are no protections for those who are having their wages garnished for two or more debts.
Q: When does wage garnishment stop?
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If the IRS is garnishing your wages, the wages garnished will be sent to the IRS until one of the following occurs:

  • The amount of outstanding tax debt is paid.
  • Other arrangements are made to pay your outstanding tax debt.
  • The wage garnishment is released.

A tax professional or wage garnishment lawyer like the ones at Tax Defense Network can work with the IRS on your behalf to have a paycheck garnishment released so you can get back to living your life.

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