Has the State of California Garnished your Wages? Have they levied your bank account?
There are three major agencies in California which impose wage garnishments (also known as an Earnings and Withholding Order) and bank levies on individuals and business for past due tax debts and related matters.
* The California Franchise Tax Board or CA FTB
* The California Employment Development Department or CA EDD
* The California Board of Equalization or CA BOE
The California Franchise Tax Board may impose a wage garnishment (Earnings and Withholding Order) or bank levy for collection of past due state income and corporate taxes, child support, wages due under the labor code, vehicle licensing fees, court ordered debts, assessments and penalties due under the labor code and/or student loans.
The California Employment Development Department may impose a wage garnishment (Earnings and Withholding Order) or bank levy for collection of past due employment taxes or an overpayment of unemployment benefits.
The California Board of Equalization may impose a wage garnishment (Earnings and Withholding Order) or bank levy for collection of past due sale and use tax. Other taxes and fees the Board of Equalization seek to collect include: private railroad car tax, state assessed property tax, timber yield tax, alcoholic beverage tax, cigarette and tobacco products taxes; emergency telephone users surcharges; energy resources surcharges; natural gas surcharges, tax on insurers, aircraft jet fuel tax, childhood lead poisoning prevention fee, diesel fuel tax, interstate user diesel fuel tax; motor vehicle fuel tax; oil spill response, prevention and administration fees; underground storage tank maintenance fee; and the use fuel tax.
Bank levies can be devastating and wage garnishments can be extremely harsh with amounts ranging from 25% for taxes, to up to 50% for child support arrears being garnished from every one of your paychecks. If you owe past due liabilities to any of the above three agencies, remedies are available. You don't have to continue to play victim to these harsh collection actions. Each of the above agencies has an offer in compromise program available. Other remedies include installment agreements and collection deferrals.
Call (877) ETAX-FIX (382-9349) to see what you may qualify for.