There is nothing more shocking than expecting a pay check only to find that you were hit with an IRS tax levy. The IRS will levy (garnish) your wages if they have sent you a Final Notice of Intent to Levy via Certified Mail (a letter 1058) and you fail to pay your liability or fail to file an Appeal called a Request for Collection Due Process Hearing.
A Request for a Collection Due Process hearing must be requested in writing within 30 days of the date on the Final Notice of Intent to Levy.
Next, it’s a good idea to have some solution in mind. Do you want an Installment Agreement how much do you want to pay? It’s been my experience that what you want to pay is less than what the IRS wants you to pay.
The bottom line is that an IRS tax levy on your wages is very nasty. An IRS tax levy will come at the worst times imaginable. Don’t procrastinate until the IRS files a wage levy against you. It’s better to be proactive when all of your options are still open.