It depends on who garnished your wages to begin with. If it was the taxing authority, your state Dept. of Tax, or the IRS, yes the garnishment will include your tax refunds, if the Agent you're dealing with knows what he's doing. Only the government or a judicial court can take a tax refund away from you.
If it is a wage garnishment by any authority it will not effect the tax refund. That isn't to say tax authorities won't take the refund...they will (actually, well before they even bother coming after wages). But they do that under a process/law I believe normally called claim of right or offset, not the wage garnishment. Wage garnishment are directed at a specific employer and payroll.
No they will offset your refund.
Presuming you have one coming, if the garnishment isn't by the government, yes.
Pay the bill or appeal the garnishment to the IRS.
NO. That would not be a reason to lower the amount of the arrears. The arrears would stand and other means could be used to collect such as wage garnishment, taking tax refund, incarceration, etc.NO. That would not be a reason to lower the amount of the arrears. The arrears would stand and other means could be used to collect such as wage garnishment, taking tax refund, incarceration, etc.NO. That would not be a reason to lower the amount of the arrears. The arrears would stand and other means could be used to collect such as wage garnishment, taking tax refund, incarceration, etc.NO. That would not be a reason to lower the amount of the arrears. The arrears would stand and other means could be used to collect such as wage garnishment, taking tax refund, incarceration, etc.
Yes, if they obtain a judgment and file for a garnishment of your state tax refund.
A creditor would have no authority regarding a tax refund. But they can file suit and if they win, receive a writ of judgment. They could then use the judgment as a wage garnishment according to the laws of the state where the debtor lives. Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina and Pennsylvania do not allow wage garnishment by creditors. All other states have established their own garnishment statutes, most follow the federal wage garnishment guidelines.
they wont garnish a wage, but you wont get a tax refund....dont bother hiding cuz they will find you. they should have those people try to track down osama bin laden.
when a plaintiff files a garnishment against your state of michigan tax refund when is proof of service done and by whom to the defendant?
A tax garnishment is a way of paying off a debt to the US Federal Tax Service. An amount is taken from the debtor's wage each time they are paid and put against paying off the debt.
The state does not allow wage garnishment for creditor debt. It does, however, allow garnishment action for child support and federal and/or state tax arrearages. In some instances it will also allow garnishment for spousal maintenance which is often determined by the circumstances the case being addressed.
The state does not allow simultaneous wage garnishment. One garnishment action by a creditor must be completed before another can be instated. Note: Garnishments for tax arrearages and/or child support are not "true" garnishments and they can be active in conjuction with a creditor wage garnishment.
You would normally receive a notice from the financial management service (FMS) advising you of your refund garnishment.
In general, yes. If you owe the government money, they can seize your tax refund to pay down that debt. Private companies cannot do this.
The amount will depend on how much child support you owe and how much refund you are getting. They can keep the entire refund if necessary.
Yes, you can use turbo tax. You dont have to file the return, but you can see your estimated refund. Turbotax.com
No one can arbitrarily file a wage garnishment order against a debtor for whatever reason without having obtained a valid writ of judgment via a lawsuit.Additionally, the only agency that can levy/garnish a tax refund is the IRS and/or in some instances a state tax agency for tax arrearages owed. Another exception for the seizure of a tax refund is child support arrearages.
Probably not, unless it has to do with child support. Basically, only support payments and debts due to Governments can get to directly intercept refunds. Of course, the moment you receive the refund it loses it's identity and any protection.
up to 25% of after-tax income may be garnished.
The state follows federal guidelines for wage garnishment. The maximum amount is 25% of the garnishee's disposable income. Please note: Creditor garnishments must run consecutively. However, garnishment orders for child support, tax arrearages and in some states spousal maintenance can run concurrently with a creditor garnishment.
No. The judgment creditor can, however, execute the judgment as a wage garnishment or bank account levy or any other methods allowed under the laws of the state.
Federal law allows a variety of methods for procuring the funds for back child support including wage garnishment, seizure of property and even the diversion of a tax refund from your ex to you.
Absolutely ! The tax return is an asset - to be used to offset your debt !