Oklahoma City Fireman Receives Federal And State Tax Relief
With child support payments, 4 dependents, judgment garnishments and federal and state tax levies in force, an Oklahoma City firefighter was going home on payday with a meager $100 in his pocket every month. Matters got worse when he was injured on the job.
Due to our efforts, the IRS released its ongoing levies and agreed to place our client in a collection hardship status. The Oklahoma Tax Commission indicated that it would likely follow suit and remove its garnishment. However, the City of Oklahoma City continued to send part of our client's paycheck on to the State. We pointed out that this should not happen because his pay was now exempt disability benefits. The City disagreed. The City ultimately stopped paying the State and paid our client his money because their own previous paystubs read "payment on disability," as we advised them it had when it paid the State.