Can the IRS Seize or Garnish a Veteran’s Retirement Pension or Disability Check?

It seems almost unthinkable that the IRS would come after a soldier, sailor, airman or marine who had fought and may have been wounded in defense of our country, but even wounded soldiers are still taxpayers. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the legal right to collect from anyone that owes for back income tax, and that includes disabled veterans. It is no wonder why so many Americans live in fear of the IRS.

Through the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP), the IRS can automatically seize 15% of a veteran’s pension. In fact, the IRS can take even more than that through what is known as a Manual Levy.



What is VA Disability Compensation?

Any military veteran injured in the line of duty may qualify for disability benefits. Compensation is based on the extent of the injuries or diseases and the number of dependents of the disabled soldier. While the benefits are tax-free, they are not exempt from tax garnishment if you owe back taxes. The IRS can withhold up to fifteen percent of monthly benefits through the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP).

If you are a disabled Veteran, you rely on these payments as your primary source of income. Since many veterans are unable to work, disability compensation may be their only steady source of income. If they have a family, monthly checks may be their only way to put food on the table and to pay their rent. Unless positive action is taken, the IRS doesn’t care about all that.

No matter how many medals you have earned, if a veteran owes back income taxes to the federal government, the IRS still sees him as a tax debtor. And because they are the ones writing his checks, the Treasury Department will simply send him less if he has an IRS debt. The process is known as an IRS levy, which most commonly refers to bank account levies or wage garnishment, but also extends to levying benefits.

Most Americans mistakenly assume that the IRS only goes after working people who owe them back taxes. After all, they do call it wage levy (garnishment). But the truth is that the feared federal agency can go after benefits and payments that are sent to disabled and/or retired veterans. The IRS can execute a tax levy on social security, social security disability, and VA compensation disability benefits.

IRS Garnishment



Combat IRS Levy Today!

Millions of Americans owe back taxes to the IRS. Nearly everyone who owes an income tax debt, are good folks who cannot afford to pay their past due income tax debt. Since they cannot work, many disabled veterans have no way to pay. But instead of forgiving these tax debts and rewarding their service, the IRS withholds the benefits most injured soldiers need to survive.

One option for a disabled veteran, who wants to put an end to wage garnishment, is to contact an experienced IRS tax help professional like the IRS tax relief team at Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc.

Our team can have your levy stopped in a matter of hours.

By law, the IRS cannot garnish or levy a taxpayer to the point of financial ruin. There are ways to stop the IRS. You must be compliant which means that your last six (6) tax returns have been filed. Our team of professionals has been successful at stopping a levy prior to the filing of returns. But know this, your unfiled tax returns will need to be filed.

When you call Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. for your free and confidential consultation, we will talk to you about how to fix the underlying tax problem. We will have an action plan that will resolve your income tax problem.

Once you become our client, the IRS Tax Attorney handling your file, will call the IRS and file the Power of Attorney Form (2848). It will be our intent to stop your levy right then and there. However, if you have unfiled tax returns and the IRS refuses to stop the levy without the tax returns, our team will expedite the tax return preparation necessary to stop the levy.

Stopping the levy/seizing of your veterans check is not the “end of the road.” If you have few, if any assets, you will want to settle with the IRS and get rid of this income tax debt burden altogether.


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