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Wage Garnishment

Wage Garnishments are the collection tool the IRS wields most effectively in the collection of unpaid tax liabilities. After the issuance of the proper notices to advise a taxpayer of the existence of a tax liability and their intent to issue a wage garnishment, the IRS can issue a notice to your employer that compels them to pay over any portion of your non-exempt wages to the IRS on a continuous basis.

The IRS will issue out a series of notices beginning with the CP14 to notify a taxpayer of a balance due and to warn them of the possibility of a wage garnishment. After the issuance of the CP14 notices, which is the initial balance due notice and demand for payment, the IRS will issue out the CP501 and CP503, which act as subsequent notices of the balance due. If the tax remains outstanding after the issuance of these notices the next notice is the CP504, which is the Notice of Intent to Levy. The last notice the IRS will send before they can begin garnishing your wages is the LT11/Letter 1158. 

If you are receiving notices from the IRS advising of a balance due or have already had your wages garnished by the IRS, please consult a tax attorney at RLU&W Law. We are experienced at wage garnishments and can get wage garnishments immediately.

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