I work in Norman, Oklahoma and I’m worried about an IRS wage garnishment. Can my employer let the IRS garnish my wages without my permission?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Your employer may have no say as to whether or not the IRS garnishes your wages to satisfy back tax debts. However, while your employer may have to allow the IRS to garnish your wages, there are things that you can do to prevent a wage garnishment.

Take IRS Wage Garnishment Notices Seriously

Before an IRS wage garnishment goes into effect, the law requires that you be notified of the IRS’ intention to levy your wages. Typically, you will be provided with more than one notice. It is important that you read these notices carefully and take the steps that are required to dispute the levy. Once the IRS has seized a portion of your wages to satisfy your back taxes, you are unlikely to ever get that money back. Accordingly, the best way to prevent the loss of income is to stop it from happening in the first place by understanding and exercising your rights.

Give Us Permission to Fight for You

Our Norman tax attorneys do not work for the IRS. We work for Oklahoma clients who have legitimate disputes with the IRS and who need help resolving IRS problems. We take IRS wage garnishment threats seriously and work hard to find a fair solution for our clients. 

You can survive your current tax problems. Please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, for more information, and please contact us today so we can fight for you.

Travis Watkins
Senior Tax Attorney