Releasing A Wage Garnishment

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How do I release a wage garnishment?

Releasing A Wage Garnishment Tip: How do you get a wage garnishment released? Since a wage garnishment is a form of tax levy, the procedures you need to follow to have one released are essentially the same.

  • You paid the wage garnishment and all applicable costs in full.
  • You have shown the IRS that the levy is causing undue financial hardship on you.
  • You have shown the IRS that they have a better chance of collecting the taxes if they release the asset.
  • The statute of limitations ended before you received the levy notice.
  • You are involved in an installment agreement (unless it states otherwise)
  • You have shown the IRS that the liabilities on the levied property are less than the fair market value. And, releasing the levy would not hinder collecting the taxes.
A wage garnishment release will remove the unpaid tax bill from your IRS account. It also will stop the garnishment from decreasing your wages, thereby giving you a larger paycheck.



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