Can the IRS garnish your wages? If so, how?
The IRS has many powers and responsibilities, but there's one power that sticks out that not a whole lot of people know. The IRS does have the authority to garnish your wages when it sees fit. If you happen to owe the IRS in back taxes, they have full power to take however much they need from your wages in order to pay off your back taxes in full. Keep in mind that the only way this could happen is if you fail to pay your taxes and other penalties and fees, but happen to have a job that pays you money. The IRS will keep sending you notices and after they send you a few, they will finally decide to go after your wages. This is one of 3 cirmustances in which the IRS can go after your wages and/or tax refund legally, along with paying off child support and student loan debt.