State To Halt Wage Garnishment, Driver’s License Revocations, Other Financial Levies

State To Halt Wage Garnishment, Driver’s License Revocations, Other Financial Levies

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has directed the Department of Revenue to pause enforced collection methods while the state deals with the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

“A whole lot of things that seemed pretty important a couple weeks ago are just not going to be as important going forward,” Beshear said at a press conference on Monday. “I don’t want to be garnishing wages during this period of time.”

Jill Midkiff, a spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Revenue, said in an email to KyCIR that the department has taken the following measures:

1. All new bank and wage levies were stopped as of last week.
2. DOR will be releasing ongoing wage levies. A program is currently in development to do this automatically as the volume is too high to do this manually in a timely manner.
3. Releasing all state claims.
4. Releasing all driver’s license revocations.
5. Releasing all vehicle registration revocations.
6. If a taxpayer, individual or business calls to report that they cannot make their installment payments due to this emergency, payments will be put on hold for three months.

As most of us know by now, the percentage of individuals who are working as independent contractors either part time or full time continues to grow. While the flexible upside is faced with numerous downsides during a Worldwide Pandemic.

No benefits.
No protection from other labor laws.
Higher financial risk.
No paid time off (PTO)
No pay protections.
Lack of safety protections.

These trying times are when Americans need to squeeze the most out of their paychecks, before being forced to depend on departmental relief.

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