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if a levy was put against an employee for their wages after

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if a levy was put against an employee for their wages after they had already quit working for a company which still owed them a check can this company hold the check from employee and IRS and not tell what the earnings were?

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I am an attorney licensed in the State of Texas. The following information is a brief answer to your question. However, if you feel that you need further information or that you have other insights which might help me in providing a better answer, please feel free to write back.

The answer to your question in brief is no. The company owes the ex-employee the money as wages. Should the company withhold these wages, it becomes exposed to liability from the state's workforce/employment commission, and could face statutory penalties. Further, IRS may also assert a statutory penalty against the company as the company is attempting to withhold money that is due the IRS and the employee.

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