Can the government take your Social Security money if you owe federal business taxes?

Asked on December 8, 2015 under Business Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Under the Social Security Act, garnishment of Social Security benefits is not allowed by anyone other than the federal government. The circumstances under which it can place a garnishment on such benefits include payment of delinquent taxes. Although only a maximum of 15% monthly wages can be garnished to pay overdue tax liabilities.


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