For most people, their paychecks from work are their financial lifeblood. Receiving such wages is often an essential part of a person's ability to meet the various expenses they incur as a part of everyday life. Thus, one could imagine how alarming a person would find it if the amount of their wages that actually went to them suddenly dropped significantly. This situation is one that individuals who have a federal tax debt may find themselves in.
This is because wage garnishment is one of the tactics the Internal Revenue Service is allowed to use to collect back-due taxes a person owes. This tactic involves redirecting a person's wages from work away from the person and towards the tax debt.