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I am on social security and owe back tax can all my social

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I am on social security and owe back tax can all my social security check be taken to pay on my back tax that i owe
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.
Social security benefits MAY be garnished to satisfy the past due tax debt...
Expert:  lev-tax replied 5 months ago.
Section 207 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 407) protects Social Security benefits from garnishment, levy or other withholdings by the federal government, except:---- Through the Federal Payment Levy Program to collect overdue federal taxes by levying up to 15 percent of each monthly payment until the debt is paid under Section 1024 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-34);So - the IRS may garnish up to 15% of your social security benefits..I appreciate if you take a moment to rate the answer.Experts are ONLY credited when answers are rated positively.If you still have any doubts, need clarification - please be sure to ask.I am here to help you with all tax related issues.

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