omarb1970
New Member

Can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?

can my stimulus be garnished for tax backpay?
KrisD15
Expert Alumni

Business & farm

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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ee-ea
Level 15

Business & farm

 The stimulus an not be garnished for taxes.

AmeliesUncle
Level 13

Business & farm

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.