How to Stop and Release a Wage Garnishment / Wage Levy by the IRS or the State
If you are like the majority of the population it is quite likely that you have trouble at times paying your taxes to the IRS or the State and worry that you may someday need to know how to stop and release a wage garnishment / wage levy by the IRS or the State. You are not alone in this fear as there are many people that are often faced with the choice of paying income taxes or paying other bills that are vital for living. If you find yourself faced with this prospect, you may find some of the advice on how to release and stop a wage garnishment / wage levy by the IRS or the State below to be extremely helpful.
The easiest way to release and stop a wage garnishment/levy by the IRS or the State is to pay your taxes in full plus any penalties and interest that may have been assessed as late fees. This isn’t possible for everyone faced with garnishments or levies but it is the one of the options if you have the means, or can scrape the money together in order to do so – we do not recommend this option!
Another way to release and stop a wage garnishment/levy by the IRS or the State is to have an experienced tax professional review your tax records to see if any deductions or tax credits have been missed. If you owe a good deal of money on your taxes, this is definitely worth paying the price of the professional service you will receive, especially if you manage to knock a good deal of your tax debt off the top.
One thing that many people forget when attempting to release or stop a wage garnishment/levy by the IRS or the State is that it is in their best interest not to resort to a levy. There are excessive cost and valuable resources involved in the process that are not always desirable to the IRS or the State from a business perspective. For this reason they are often willing to negotiate. You can begin the process by being compliant and filing all your unfiled tax returns, then requesting an installment agreement in which you agree to pay a specific amount of money each month until the tax debt is paid in full. If you manage to work out a payment plan agreement such as this you need to pay on time, every time. This is a one shot deal and if you fail to keep your end of the bargain it is almost certain that the IRS or the State will resort to further and severe collection actions. One word of advice is this: use the services of an experienced tax professional who specializes in tax problem resolution like Mike Habib, EA to evaluate and negotiate with the IRS or the State for you. You, the taxpayer, are much more likely to receive a favorable outcome than if you seek the help of an experienced tax professional than ‘go it alone’.
Finally, when trying to stop a wage garnishment/levy by the IRS or the State you should always consider the “Offer in Compromise” option. If you qualify, an offer in compromise is the offer of a smaller sum for the settlement of your total tax debt. There are times, particularly if the amount is greater than they would be able to collect once legal actions went into play, when the IRS or the State will happily accept a negotiated tax settlement. Not everyone qualifies for an offer in compromise and it is definitely in your best interest to consult with an experienced tax professional for help in drafting this serious proposal and to see if you actually qualify.
A possible last resort when it comes to an attempt to stop a wage garnishment/levy by the IRS or the State may be a Hardship Tax Relief Petition. You will definitely need the advice and guidance of a well-qualified experienced tax professional in this matter in order to make sure you are drafting and presenting the currently non-collectable proposal correctly. If the value of the savings to you is great, then it is definitely worth the cost of an experienced tax professional when trying to stop a wage garnishment/levy by the IRS or the State.