Good to know: There are specific steps that the IRS must go through before a wage garnishment goes into place:
- The IRS must assess your tax and notify you that there is a deficiency by sending you a "Notice and Demand for Payment".
- You neglect or refuse to pay the tax.
- The IRS sends you a "Final Notice of Intent to Levy and Notice of Your Right to a Hearing" (levy notice) at least 30 days before the levy. They may give you this notice in person, leave it at your home or your usual place of business, or send it to your last known address by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested.
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