Wage Garnishment / Wage Levies
A wage garnishment or wage levy is a very powerful tool used to collect taxes back taxes through your employer. If you have tax problems, you should do everything you can to avoid wage garnishments, since they are extremely difficult to get released once they are issued.
Once a wage garnishment is filed with an employer, the employer is required to collect a large percentage of each paycheck. The paycheck that would have otherwise been paid to the employee, instead will now be paid to the IRS or the State. The wage garnishment stays in effect until the balance is fully paid or until the IRS and/or the State agree to release the garnishment.