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Can the IRS garnish a state disability pension?

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Answered 2006-08-29 17:32:39

Unfortunately, yes. There are not funds that are exempt from IRS seizure or garnishment for tax arrearages. The IRS does not need a court order to levy a bank account or garnish wages.

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