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Can my taxes be garnished for restitution?
Last Updated: 5th May, 2020
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Regarding this, can wages be garnished for restitution?
Federal tax debt: If money is owed for federal taxes, a court order is not required to garnish wages. In these cases, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sends the debtor a Notice of Demand for Payment, followed by a Final Notice, giving the debtor 30 days to make restitution.
Also, who can garnish your federal tax return? These debts include past-due federal taxes, state income taxes, child support payments and amounts you owe to other federal agencies, such as federal student loans you fail to pay. As a result, the collection agencies that your other creditors hire to obtain payment from you cannot intercept or garnish your tax refund.
Also to know is, can you write off restitution?
Restitution payments are now tax deductible. 162(f) states that no fines or penalties paid for violation of a law are tax deductible, Sec. 162(b)(2) provides that compensatory damages paid to any entity do not constitute a fine or penalty.
Can probation take your tax refund?
It isn't the IRS that takes the refund, they intercept it on behalf of another party. The federal probation office or courts, or the state would notify the IRS of the restitution and have them intercept the refund