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Wage Garnishment Earnings Withholding Order

Why did you garnish my income?
If you have a delinquent balance, we may garnish the income owed to you by an employer or for a contracted service. Delinquent balances include taxes, penalties, fees, and interest, as well as non-tax debts owed to other government agencies and courts.
What is the garnishment amount?
Garnishments are 25% of a taxpayer's disposable income. In certain circumstances, we modify a garnishment payment amount. When we do, we mail a garnishment modification notice, and we also fax a copy if requested.
How is a garnishment released?
We release a garnishment when the amount on the garnishment is paid. However, if an additional balance accrues on a delinquent account, we may issue another garnishment. If we issue a garnishment in error, we will release it as soon as we verify the error. We mail garnishment release notices, but we also fax them when requested.
If you think we issued a garnishment in error, call 800.689.4776 so we can analyze your account. If you are outside the U.S., call 916.845.4470.
I filed bankruptcy. Does that stop my garnishment?
If you have a wage garnishment, and you filed bankruptcy, call 800.689.4776 so we can analyze your account. If you are outside the U.S., call 916.845.4470.
Where can I get more information?

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