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IRS Levies and Garnishment Rules

Is an IRS Levy considered a Garnishment by the United States, or is a Writ of Garnishment by the United States simply when the US is the creditor? In other words, do IRS levies fall under the new rule?

Answer by Linda Westfall: An IRS Levy is not considered a garnishment. It does not fall under the new rules. There are IRS regulations that govern the handling of IRS levies.


Answer by John Burnett: IRS levies are not issued by a court or a state child support enforcement agency. That eliminates them from coverage under 31 CFR Part 212, the new Garnishment regulation.

First published on 5/16/11

First published on 05/16/2011

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