For taxpayers subject to an IRS wage levy for overdue tax payment, there may be some questions about IRS garnishment limits and the garnishment process. IRS wage levies are different from other wage garnishments, in many ways. Here are some common questions about IRS garnishment limits.
Q: When can the IRS garnish wages?
A: The IRS can garnish wages when taxes are owed and the taxpayer hasn't made an effort to pay them. Other wage garnishments usually require a court order of some kind, but the IRS does not need a court order to levy wages, and IRS garnishment limits are only reached when the debt is paid in full.
Q: How much income can the IRS take?
A: Other wage garnishments are assessed against disposable income over minimum wage, but IRS garnishment limits are much stricter than that. IRS garnishment limits are only set by federal standard deductions and exemptions, excluding some other exemptions such as health insurance and court-ordered child...
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