When the IRS believes you won’t pay back the taxes you owe, they take drastic action by garnishing your wages. Depending on your situation, the IRS can choose to take anywhere from 25% to 75% of your paycheck every single pay period until they get back what they are owed.
This aggressive tactic can leave the taxpayer completely debilitated, not able to survive on what little wages they have left. Also, in order to garnish wages, the IRS sends a letter to your employer, instructing them how much of your wages to send to the IRS. This revelation to your employer about your financial struggles can be not only embarrassing, but it can cause damage to your reputation as an employee.
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What Are My Options?
While the IRS will employ aggressive tactics such as wage garnishment, they are typically willing to come to an arrangement if they are still being paid. However, you shouldn’t attempt to negotiate with the IRS on your own. Many taxpayers are so desperate to have the garnishment lifted that they may agree to terms that are not in their best interest.
The most common options for ending an IRS wage garnishment are:
- Installment Agreements: You agree to a payment plan based on your monthly income and expenses, making monthly payments until your overdue taxes are paid
- Offers in Compromise: If you are simply unable to pay back the amount you owe, a settlement can be reached where the IRS agrees to accept a smaller amount.
If you take on the IRS alone, you may be left with a less than ideal agreement. The experienced Brevard County wage garnishment attorneys at Buchalter & Pelphrey Attorneys At Law know how the IRS operates.