Menomonee Falls, WI asked in Tax Law for Wisconsin

Q: I would like to know how soon does the IRS come after garnishment without being able to pay them?

I had a payment plan set up but could not sustain it due to medical and hours being cut at work and a 127,000 student loan debt. What can I do

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Matthew M Montoya
Matthew M Montoya
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Lone Tree, CO

A: You shouldn't be waiting for them to come to you. If you really can't pay, there are options available to you. If you meet the low income thresholds, go to your local Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, often run through legal aid groups or through law schools. If not, speak to an enrolled agent or tax attorney because how to address the issues will depend heavily on your specific situation.

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