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Can the IRS take more than 2/3 of someone’s check?

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If your wages were being...
If your wages were being garnished by the IRS and the levy was released 3 days before my actual pay date. The IRS faxed the release to the employer. The employer claims they had already sent my money ahead of time to the IRS and couldn't stop the payment on the check. This is a lie. I get paid by direct deposit. They are refusing to pay me, I can’t pay my bills; what do I do? I get a long-term disability check from the Standard Insurance Company in Portland, Oregon. The IRS was taking over two-thirds of my check. I have an installment agreement with the IRS.
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Tax Professional: Barbara, Enrolled Agent replied 12 months ago
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Erroneous levy proceeds can be returned to the taxpayer at the discretion of the IRS if:
The levy is premature
IRS procedures were not followed.
In addition, an installment agreement is in place with the IRS.
https://www.irs.gov/irm/part5/irm_05-011-002.html#d0e1174
Based on the information you provided, my best advice would be to contact the IRS and request that the amount erroneously sent to it by your employer be returned.
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