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    Kristina12785 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jan 25, 2007, 09:15 PM
    Is there a way to find out if my taxes are really going to be garnished?
    I received a request and writ for garnishment of my taxes from the courts a couple of months ago. I owe a bank $712.00 and a year and a half ago the sued me, we worked out a payment arangment but I just couldn't afford to follow through on it. In October of this past year they filed for a request of garnishment of my taxes through the court house, I received a copy of that request, but I have not received any other paper work on it. Does the fact that they filed a request mean they get my taxes for sure or is it just a request? I would think someone would send me something saying for sure they are going to be garnished or am I wrong in thinking that? Is there somewhere I can go, maybe a web site or something where I can find out for sure if my taxes are going to be garnished?
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    Jan 25, 2007, 09:22 PM
    They usually need to go to court for a judgement to garnish taxes or wages. In which case you can go to court and plead you case. The court can set up a reasonable payment plan that would offset the garnishment. You should receive court papers for a hearing or check your court county's web site to see it a hearing is scheduled. If there is and you don't show up, thers an 88% chance the court will find in favor of the bank.
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    Jan 25, 2007, 10:02 PM
    You can call the IRS Offset, its tollfree. It will basically let you know whether your income tax will be garnished.

    (800) 829-1040
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    Jan 25, 2007, 10:04 PM
    I must add that you are very fortunate to have gotten notification of the possible offset, I had incurred a small debt (of about 900 dollars) and they garnished my income tax for 3 years in a row to collect what I owed plus the interest.
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    Jan 26, 2007, 09:51 AM
    All advice is correct to the best of my knowledge.

    I have nothing to add.

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