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Wage Garnishment

Wage garnishment is a legal technique used to collect money from a person's paycheck in order to pay a debt. The Department of Revenue is authorized under Act 46 of 2003 to collect unpaid taxes by garnishing the wages of delinquent taxpayers.  Under the act, the PA Department of Revenue can order an employer to withhold up to 10 percent of a taxpayer's gross wages and remit them to the department to pay delinquent state taxes.
  • The department is not required to obtain a court order to issue a Wage Garnishment Order  
  • An Administrative Wage Garnishment Order is Issued for any delinquent tax, including those assessed against corporate officers 


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