Tag Archives: Garnishment

Do I Still Owe?

Today TaxMama® hears from TacoBrielle in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common misconception.  “I can’t seem to get a definitive answer about this, so I’m asking here. I filed my federal return with a refund amount of $1,132. This refund went to the IRS for previous tax debt that was still owed to them. However, […]

Wages Garnished

Today TaxMama® hears from Vivian in the TaxQuips Forum, with a big problem. “I just received notice today of my wages being garnished. I will be left with only $750 per month to pay all my expenses (which total approximately $1,500 at minimum per month). What can I do to negotiate that amount due to […]

IRS Accepting Applications for Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grants

Washington — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the opening of the 2012 Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant application process. The grant will cover the 2012 grant cycle, which runs from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012. Applications must be electronically filed, postmarked, sent by private delivery service, or hand-delivered to the LITC […]

IRA Attached for Bad Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Gerald in Bakersfield with this question. “Am I correct with my understanding that my IRA can not be attached for unpaid debt?”

Bankruptcy and Marriage

Today TaxMama hears from William in Houston who just filed bankruptcy. He has two questions. “I currently owe IRS approximately $2,500.  I was wondering if that debt qualifies for my bankruptcy (my lawyer was somewhat vague on it)? And if I get a refund in the spring for my 2010 taxes can the IRS still […]

Payroll Garnishments

Today TaxMama hears from Rebecca in California who is facing serious problems. “We don’t know what to do, and now that the CA franchise tax board has garnished my paycheck, we don’t have any extra funds. This is based on tax returns not filed for 1999 and 2000. What can we do?”

Unclear on the Concept

Today TaxMama needs to explain the purpose of the Taxpayers Advocate Service, based on  a misconception expressed in the TaxQuips Forum.  Peter says his problem is in the hands of the Taxpayers Advocate. So he’s just going to sit back and wait for them to take care of everything.

IRS Sets Solution Saturday for Nov. 7; Effort Provides Tax Help in Tough Times

The Internal Revenue Service is holding a special event to help you called Solution Saturday. This program offers personalized tax help to millions of taxpayers arond the country. This is a pilot program, being tested in 5 cities. So taxpayers are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible by calling the phone number on […]

Garnishment Scam

Today TaxMama hears from Phyllis in Florida with this problem. “Is it legal to garnish wages for 1997 state taxes? I didn’t know anything about them until recently, when I received a collection letter from an agency. I thought for sure it was a scam because so much time had lapsed.”

No Notice

Today TaxMama hears from Cathy in New Jersey, who is very unhappy. “The IRS shorted my 2007 income tax refund. The property I owned went into foreclosure and the bank repossessed it. The bank sold the property in June 2007 and I did owe taxes on the property. Can the IRS automatically garnish my 2007 […]

Garnished Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Tony in Ohio who tells us. “I am currently getting garnishments taken out of my wages. Is this refundable? Or do I at least get credit towards filing my next return?” ~~~~ Dear Tony, If your paycheck is being garnished by IRS or your state, that money is going towards paying […]