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Frequently Asked Questions about Administrative Wage Garnishment

Under federal law, a federal agency may, without first obtaining a court order, order an employer to withhold up to 15 percent of a debtor's wages for payment to the federal agency to satisfy a delinquent non-tax debt. See 31 U.S.C. § 3720D; 31 CFR § 285.11.

For more information, read about Administrative Wage Garnishment (AWG).

Last modified 07/14/23