Frequently Asked Questions About IRS Wage Garnishments

How can I stop IRS wage garnishments?

With Allen Schuldenfrei, Attorney at Law, you do not need to take on the IRS by yourself. We will work with the IRS to negotiate the full or partial release of the wage garnishment if you qualify for relief.

What does an IRS wage garnishment notice mean?

A wage garnishment notice will inform you that the IRS is going to apply a deduction to your paycheck. This means the IRS can notify your employer that you have a back tax debt. Your employer is then required by law to send a significant portion of each of your paychecks directly to the IRS to offset the debt.

What happens if you do not respond to a wage garnishment notice from the IRS?

If you do not respond, the IRS will continue to garnish your paycheck until your debt is paid in full.

How can a tax lawyer help stop wage garnishment?

Depending upon your individual circumstances, we may be able to arrange an installment agreement so you can pay the IRS a specified dollar amount every month until the debt is paid. Once the installment agreement is in place, an offer in compromise may be negotiated to settle your debt for less than the actual liability, depending on your individual financial circumstances.

Is there another way?

Another option is to be placed in a "currently not collectible" status, in which you may not have to make payments to the IRS at all, again depending on your individual financial circumstances.

What about bankruptcy?

In some cases, you may include back taxes owed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy debt reorganization plan. If the IRS agrees and if your bankruptcy filing is successful, you will avoid wage garnishment.

I'm not sure what to do.

Contacting an attorney is the first step. You can expect to receive clear information and peace of mind when you consult with me, attorney Allen Schuldenfrei, about how to stop IRS wage garnishments.

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Please contact us to set up a free consultation to review your options and take the stress out of dealing with an IRS wage garnishment notice. Call 410-358-7435 or send an email inquiry to schedule a free consultation.