Conover, NC asked in Social Security for North Carolina

Q: is there any set length of time that the IRS can garnish my disability check or will it be garnished til the debts paid

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Amanda Bowden Johnson
Amanda Bowden Johnson
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: As far as I am aware, there may be limits on how much of your check the IRS can garnish but there is no limit on the time - the IRS will most likely garnish until the debt is paid. Another concern is that late penalties may still be accruing and depending on how much the IRS is taking and how big the debt is, it is possible they would never stop garnishing because the accruing penalties could be equal to or more than the garnishment. You will want to consult with an attorney experienced in negotiating settlements with the IRS as well as experienced in Social Security rules. Good luck to you!

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