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I'm 100% disable, and unable to work. I owe a past Hawaii

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I'm 100% disable, and unable to work. I owe a past Hawaii state tax debt of $ 2,300.00 can the state take or garnish my disability benefit from SSI.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  PDtax replied 1 year ago.

Your SSI disability benefit is exempt from garnishment or other state tax collection. It's why you got your previous levy back. As long as you can prove the amount in your bank account comes from exempt funds, they are exempt.

The state tax collectors can threaten, but they can't legally collect the tax. You could ask them to classify you as uncollectible, so they will take you off their collection list.

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