Florida IRS Wage Garnishment Lawyer
IRS Wage Garnishment Lawyer In Central Florida
If you have received notification from the IRS that you are subject to wage garnishment, this is the government’s attempt to collect a debt that is owed them in terms of taxes you have neglected or failed to pay in the past. Prompt action from an experienced Florida wage garnishment lawyer is the only way to figure out a path forward when you need to protect your best interests.
Otherwise, your financial situation can be severely impacted by an IRS wage garnishment. You need to know about your options as soon as possible because the IRS can put levies and garnishments on your social security payments, bank accounts, wages, pension payments and more.
Wage Garnishment Causing A Financial Hardship
You need to consider whether or not an immediate release is an option after you have completed the financial analysis with the help of Florida tax lawyer. If the garnishment does not put you in a financial hardship, you need to get into compliance as soon as possible. In many cases, this involves filing past due tax returns. You need to gather all of your documentation and share it with your Florida IRS wage garnishment lawyer to figure out what you need to do to be brought into compliance.
IRS Wage Garnishment Resolutions
This is often the best way to take a first step forward towards protecting your interests and avoiding the negative consequences of wage garnishment. A formal resolution such as an offer and compromise or installment agreement is strongly recommended after you have had an attorney review all of the issues in your case and figure out what is most appropriate for you. Many firms that offer to get your wage garnishments released will have complicated requirements but working with an attorney gives you the best possible choice for unveiling all of your options sooner rather than later. Contact our office for assistance today.
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.
Call us today (407) 488-2801 to schedule a free consultation or fill out the form below.
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
IRS Wage Garnishment Removal
In many cases, an experienced Florida attorney can help to remove these garnishments. But you need to be brought into compliance immediately and to consult with an experienced attorney.
In other situations, your IRS wage garnishment lawyer may be able to show that the levy is putting you in a position of financial hardship and having the IRS release it immediately. All of these steps begin with a prompt financial analysis by a knowledgeable attorney. Your lawyer will analyze your monthly expenses and income to determine whether or not you are currently in the position to receive a financial hardship protection.