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
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
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.