If there’s one thing most people have in common, it’s the experience of falling into debt. This can happen to anyone at any time, and sometimes rather suddenly. Whether it’s medical bills, credit cards, or student loans that are putting you into debt, you know how difficult it can be to get out of. One of the hardest types of debt to recover from is tax debt. 

Anyone familiar with debt knows how stressful it can be to be constantly contacted by debt collectors when you aren’t able to pay them the way they’d like. Unfortunately, this only gets worse when you have tax debt. If you owe a significant amount to the IRS or to a state taxing agency, this can be a huge disruption in your life and cause long-term issues for your finances. 

How Do Levies Work?

Owing money to the IRS can force you to give up a significant amount of the control you have over your finances. The IRS has a lot of power when it comes to getting money that’s owed to them and can often be intimidating to deal with. Levies can occur whenever you owe money to the IRS or any other debt collectors. When you have tax debt, tax collectors can use several different methods to get the money back if you aren’t able to pay. 

Wage garnishments are a common levy that the IRS and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue uses to get back the money they owe. If the IRS or Department decides to garnish your wages to pay off the money you owe them, they’ll siphon out a portion of your paychecks so that they receive a portion of your income right away. When this happens, the IRS and Department are able to directly contact your employer to have this arranged and typically takes around one-quarter of your paycheck. 

Can You Stop Levies and Wage Garnishments? 

If you’re like the overwhelming majority of Americans, you’re living paycheck to paycheck. You’ve got bills that need to be paid each month and possibly other people who depend on your income. Because of this, most people aren’t able to have a portion of each of their paychecks skimmed in order to pay back their taxes. Some people might not even be aware that stopping levies is a possible option for them when they owe money. 

There are actually a few different ways that you can put a stop to levies and wage garnishments. Some ways of stopping levies give you the opportunity to pay back what you owe in a way that works better for you, but it’s possible that you can have the full amount lowered. 

Get Assistance From a Tax Attorney in Wilkes-Barre and All of Pennsylvania

When it comes to owing tax money, the worst thing you can do for your situation is to ignore it. Avoiding doing something will only worsen it and make it harder for you moving forward. At the Law Office of David J. Harris, we can help you take action to stop levies and get out of your debt. Working with a tax attorney can be a huge benefit for you if you have tax problems and need to work it out with the IRS and Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. David J. Harris is an experienced tax attorney who can help you figure out the best way to get out of your tax debt. 

To find out more about how you may be able to stop levies and wage garnishments, contact the Law Office of David. J Harris today.