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Can they take your taxes if they are garnishing your wages?

Brandon Scott

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Kyle Mckinney on August 16, 2018

The question is too vague to answer. Who, exactly, are "they", and what it means to "take your taxes" mean? A creditor who has successfully persuaded a court to allow them to garnish your salary would probably be able to persuade a court to allow the forfeiture of your tax refund as well, if that's what you're asking. However, however, it is generally set a lower limit on earnings. In California, for example, anything below about 450 a week is immune to the retention, and only a certain percentage of the funds in excess of that can take. So you should be able to satisfy the income tax and FICA withholding requirements of the rest.


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