Missouri IRS Wage Garnishment Lawyer
Do you owe a tax debt or back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service? If so, the IRS may attempt to collect the debt by withholding or garnishing a portion of your employment wages. Unfortunately, the IRS doesn’t need to obtain a judgment from the court to seize your money. They do however have to send you a notice informing you of their intentions, but if you fail to respond they have the authority to go directly to your bank or employer to demand a certain amount of your wages.
Wage garnishments imposed by the IRS can total upon to 25 percent of your earnings per paycheck — and because a wage levy is continuous, money is taken out until your tax liability is paid in full. There is nothing more abrupt or upsetting than having your hard earned money snatched from you. The good news is, there are legal options available to you to reduce the amount of wages garnished or to get the wage levy lifted completely.
If you have received a Notice of Intent to Levy by the IRS, do not attempt to deal with the IRS on your own. Tax attorney Michael Krus and his associates have over a decade of experience resolving complex tax issues like wage garnishment. We can negotiate with the IRS on your behalf in an attempt to reach a favorable resolution.
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Wage Garnishment Process
Before the IRS can proceed with
- IRS sends a Notice and Demand for Payment Due
- If you don’t pay the tax, the IRS will send a “Final Notice of Intent to Levy” and a Notice of Right to a Hearing. This mush be sent at least 30 days before the wage garnishment begins.
- The Final Notice may be served by the IRS in person, at your home or place of business
Solutions for Fighting Wage Garnishment
The most effective way to stop the IRS collection process is to get compliant with the IRS. This means filing any unfiled taxes and sending in the amount owed plus interest and penalties. If this is not possible, our tax attorneys can propose an alternative option to the IRS that
- Installment Agreement: payment plan that allows you to pay off your tax debt in monthly installments
- Partial-Payment Plans: pay a much smaller payment than typical because you can prove this is all you can afford
- Offer in Compromise: negotiate for a settlement that is less than what you owe
- Uncollectable due to hardship: If you can’t afford to pay anything because of financial hardship, it may be possible to temporarily suspend collection actions in order to allow your financial situation to improve