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Can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?

can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?
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Can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?

No

 

According to the IRS:

 

Will my second Economic Impact Payment be offset if I owe a federal tax liability, have a payment ag...

 No.”

 

IRS FAQ second stimulus

 

 

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Can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?

 The stimulus an not be garnished for taxes.

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Can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?

If I remember correct, the advance payment can not be garnished for back taxes.  BUT if you do not receive the advance "stimulus" check and claim it on your tax return, that CAN be garnished.

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