Bank Levy / Wage Garnishments
When you have a balance that is past due, the IRS and/or State Revenue Agency collecting the tax debt owed should provide you with significant notice of the balance owed. This normally comes in a sequence of bills over period of months after the balance is due. If you have received a few bills and do not make any attempt to resolve the debt, it is likely that you will eventually receive a “Final Notice of Intent to Levy” which can include levying of funds held in your bank account or a garnishment on your wages or self-employed income.
Both the IRS & State Revenue Agency (examples: California Franchise Tax Board, California Employee Development Department, Massachusetts Department of Revenue) have the full authority of federal and state law to collect on balances in this manner when owed. If you have been ignoring your tax debt, specifically notices of balances due, do not hesitate to call our offices today so you can avoid either a bank levy or wage garnishment from occurring in the present or in the future.