Should I Tell My Boss About a Possible Wage Garnishment or Should I Just Let the IRS Do It?

Whether you work for Tulsa Public Schools, the City of Tulsa, or Saint Francis Health System, you likely care what your employer thinks of you. You want to be seen as a responsible worker and you value your job. Accordingly, it is important that you tell your boss about a possible Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wage garnishment directly.

3 Reasons You Should Talk About Your Wage Garnishment

The conversation may be uncomfortable, but it is important to tell your employer, boss, or human resources representative about a possible IRS wage garnishment so that:

  • You do not create an uncomfortable work environment.
  • Your employer knows that you are taking responsibility.
  • There is no miscommunication—both you and your employer know what to expect.


You may feel relieved after the conversation has occurred.

Your Employer Isn’t the Only One You Should Tell

Your employer cannot prevent the wage garnishment nor can your employer refuse to comply with the IRS. Only you can make the wage garnishment go away, but you do not have to do it alone. Instead, you have the right to contact an experienced lawyer who can help prevent the IRS wage garnishment and help you move on with your life.

Learn more about your rights, and about protecting your future, today by browsing the FREE library articles available on our website and by calling us directly at 918-877-2794 to schedule an initial consultation.

Travis Watkins
Senior Tax Attorney