Florida & IRS Wage Garnishment Attorney
As an individual or the owner of a business, you have an obligatory duty to report, file, and pay your state and federal taxes each and every year. A failure to pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may carry penalties if discovered. Further, the IRS will make every attempt to recover the money owed to them, including wage garnishment. If the IRS is garnishing your wages, or if garnishment is threatened, it is important that you take action immediately to protect your financial future. The Florida wage garnishment attorneys of Ronald Cutler, P.A. can represent you in regards to all tax issues.
What Is Wage Garnishment?
Garnishment refers to the withholding of an individual’s income in order to pay a debt. And the IRS, just like other creditors, has the power to intercept your income and claim it for its own if you do not pay your IRS back taxes. However, unlike other creditors, the IRS does not have to get a judgment first, and they may be able to garnish more than an average creditor would.
Notice of Garnishment
Before the IRS begins garnishing your wages, it is required to give you plenty of notice first. This notice must be written, and will be sent to your mailing address. The notice will include details of the amount that you owe to the IRS, and provide you with the date by which you must pay the money.
Other Ways that the IRS May Try to Collect Its Money
Wage garnishment is just one of the ways that the IRS may attempt to collect the money it is owed. The IRS may also impose:
- Garnishment of future refunds;
- Liens on your property; and
- Seizure of your home.
Garnishment of wages is one of the easiest and most straightforward ways for the IRS to recover the money it is owed. If you are wondering how much money the IRS can take, the answer is that it depends on your income and the amount you owe the IRS. How you file (single or married) will also have an effect. It is best to consult with an experienced tax lawyer to learn the federal laws, as well as the laws specific to your state.
What a Florida Wage Garnishment Attorney Can Do for You
Dealing with unpaid taxes and wage garnishment can be more than complicated; it can be downright scary. To help you understand your options, from setting up installment agreements to amending your tax returns, contact the experienced law firm of Ronald Cutler, P.A. Our law firm is committed to providing personalized service that helps our clients get back on their feet again.
We cannot solve all of your financial problems, but we can provide you with the answers and resources you need to begin resolving your tax problems. For more wage garnishment questions, contact our talented Florida wage garnishment attorneys today. We service Daytona Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa and Miami. Call 386-490-9949 for a free consultation.