Wage Garnishments in Palm Beach County
Were your wages recently garnished by the IRS?
One of the many methods that the IRS can enforce in order to collect back taxes and debts is referred to as a lien or levy. A particularly common form of the levy is used when the IRS directly takes a portion of your wages, referred to as wage garnishments. Salaries, retirement earnings, bonuses, and even income from a pension can all be subject to this enforcement measure.
Contact a Palm Beach County wage garnishment attorney from The Law Office of Michael K. Miller, P.A. as soon as possible to start contesting IRS wage garnishments. Even if your wages are being garnished, you could be facing unforeseen consequences if you do not retain professional assistance.
Punishments or penalties you might be facing for owing back taxes include:
- Seized property
- Additional fines
- Jail time
- Loss of finances leading to bankruptcy
Solve Your Tax Problems with a Seasoned Tax Lawyer
Going up against the IRS unprepared can be a hopeless effort. They will have multitudes of regulations and lawyers to try to defeat your claims. Your best bet may be to secure the support of a tax attorney of your own from The Law Office of Michael K. Miller, P.A. Retaining the firm gives you access to their knowledge, experience, and accomplishments, including:
- Insight from a former IRS agent
- Unique and complete focus on tax law
- 20+ years of practice
- AV® rated professionals
Mr. Miller’s view is that all tax problems can be resolved to your benefit with enough persistence and familiarity with the law. By giving you personally-tailored assistance and respecting your case with uninterrupted attention, the firm can use many methods to find a fair settlement for you, including installment agreements, appeals, or offers in compromise. Each case is different and looking over your financial statements and related materials – based on a complete understanding of tax law – may provide you the correct solution to your financial issues.
How Much of Your Wage Can Be Garnished?
Wage garnishment in Palm Beach County is governed by both federal and state laws, specifically the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA). Here's a brief overview of the key points:
Maximum Garnishment Percentage
The CCPA limits the amount of wages that can be garnished to 25% of disposable income. Disposable income is what remains after mandatory deductions like taxes and Social Security contributions.
Different debts may have varying garnishment limits. Child support, alimony, and unpaid taxes often have higher priority, allowing for a larger percentage of disposable income to be garnished.
Florida provides exemptions affecting garnishment. Social Security benefits, unemployment compensation, and disability benefits are generally exempt. Head of household exemptions may also apply, offering additional protection for those supporting dependents.
If you're facing wage garnishment, consulting with a Palm Beach County wage garnishment lawyer is crucial. They can assess your situation, explain your rights, and explore potential defenses or exemptions under Florida law.
Call Our Florida Wage Garnishment Lawyers
Our attorneys have the skills and experience you need to fight wage garnishment. Don't wait, contact our Palm Beach County wage garnishment lawyers at The Law Office of Michael K. Miller P.A. today to learn how to stop wage garnishment Florida.
If your wages are being garnished by the IRS, schedule a consultation with a Palm Beach County wage garnishment attorney to get help having this levy removed.