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You will need to either hire a representative or handle this yourself by getting into contact with the WV tax authorities.
A garnishment is done because you either ignored all the prior letters and warnings or you moved and did not get the notices.
They state will not release the garnishmnet until they either receive payment in full or they receive an offer of an installment payment that meets their requirements. Garnishments and levies are meant to get your attention first and foremost.
If you cannot make any payments, you still must contact them to prove your insolvency.
With an experienced representative, a garnishmnet can usually be lifted within one pay period or sooner.
If you ignore it, they state will be satisfied with their own payment plan that you probably don't like.
What caused your tax debt? Are you able to make any payments?
How big is your debt?
Is that for one year?
Is that one year's tax bill or several years?
And, if I may ask, approximately how much do you earn in a month?
And have you worked for the same firm for several years?
It just seems strange that you would have an amount owed year after year and not have fixed the problem along the way. The problem for you is that the state will look at it exactly like that and wonder the same thing. That's why they are taking action.
I would recommend getting on the phone with the tax authority first thing in the morning and see if you can get on a payment plan you both can accept. If you can afford $70 per week (instead of $250), you can get the balance to zero within a year. You should also make every wffort to get the wtihholding corrected if you have not done so already
Ignoring the IRS or state tax authority is the last thing you should do. They have the power to "TAKE", as you can now see. Mastercard and Visa can't do that. The doctor can't do that either.
Yep, the state can take it out of yours or your spouse's paycheck. Look for one of these fine notices at your place of employment, too.
It may not have been there to day, but it likely will be there in a day or two.
But you can stop it before they take the money and send it to the state. If the state agrees to a payment plan they will fax a letter to the paymaster to tell them to not collect any more.
OK...so you know what to do now.
And you have to do it now.
I cannot speak for the state.
If you can't pay in full, I think they would lke to hear what you think you can pay them and they will decide whether or not to release the claim.
there ya go!