Wage Garnishment

Prior to the IRS moving forward with a wage garnishment they must meet the three conditions discussed under levies.  Your employer is responsible for forwarding the wages that have been garnished to the IRS, therefore, there is no way to avoid the wage garnishment.

The amount that the IRS can take through a wage garnishment is calculated by using a formula which includes your standard deduction and the number of deductions you can claim.  Depending on your individual circumstances this can result in as much as 70% of the your wages going to the IRS.

The wage garnishment will not stop until the tax debt is paid in full, the IRS agrees to release the wage garnishment, or the Statute of Limitations on collections expires.

10 Tips to Avoid an IRS Audit

This is a list of the best ways to avoid an IRS Audit:

1Double check for math errors: Making mathematical errors is one way to trigger an audit...

2Follow the directions on the forms, fill out all required spaces, and make sure your entries are legible: When filling out your return it is better to put in a zero or a dash mark...

3Be careful if you claim the home office deduction: The IRS has found that some taxpayers that claim the home office deduction tend to inflate their deductions...