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This course concentrates on processing garnishments in the payroll department other than child support.  It covers the federal rules for creditor garnishments, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules for federal tax levies, the various aspects of state tax levies, the key points for processing state creditor garnishments, how to handle voluntary wage assignments such as payday loans and student loans.

This course also includes best practices for reconciling and processing the garnishments in the payroll department. Sample memos for communicating with the employee concerning garnishments are included. Step by step math calculations are reviewed for tax levies and creditor garnishments.  The IRS Form 668-W, Notice of Levy on Wages, Salary, and Other Income, is reviewed.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the various types of tax levies and other garnishments
  • Identify the federal requirements for each type of garnishment
  • Discover how state requirements affect creditor garnishments and payday loans
  • Explore the best practices for processing garnishment in the payroll department
Last updated/reviewed: November 7, 2020

29 Reviews (85 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
Vicki is by far my favorite instructor. She is precise and easy to follow.
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Anonymous Author
This course provided an excellent overview of processing wage garnishments and tax levies for payroll professionals. The instructor effectively presented content in an easy-to-understand manner, including supporting materials which will serve as a great reference. Great refresher!
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Member's Profile
I always enjoy Vickie's courses. Voluntary and involuntary garnishments are extremely important for payroll personnel to understand. Vickie's courses are packed full of valuable information for anyone working in payroll. This is information I will re-visit.
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Member's Profile
It is great to be able to determine the prioritization of the different garnishments, child support, wage assignments, tax levies, bankrupticies and other loans that need to be deducted from an employee's paycheck.
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Anonymous Author
This course was very informative and I learned a lot about garnishments that I didn't know. It gives an in depth look into all types of garnishments and their priorities and gives some helpful best practices.
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Member's Profile
Garnishments can be so confusing in the payroll world. This was a very good refresher on how to identify what type of garnishment was received and how to handle each type so the correct amount is withheld.
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Anonymous Author
Another very interesting and helpful course from Ms. Lambert. She knows how to present complicated information in such a way as to help the student to understand it easily!
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Anonymous Author
Very informative course about garnishments of all types, this will be very useful information for the accurate processing of all types of garnishments.
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Anonymous Author
Ms. Lambert provides an excellent overview of the different components involved with the range of garnishments processed within the payroll department.
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Anonymous Author
very informative Vicki does a great job of explaining the subject. She keeps your attention with little stories of real life experiences she's had.
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Member's Profile
The instructor gives detailed explanation of different Garnishment types. Course can be more helpful if coming up with more exercises.
5
Member's Profile
Vickie always delivers material in a very clear manner. She provides many examples that bring the bullet points all together for me.
5
Anonymous Author
Good course on garnishments. Garnishments can get very complicated and this course helps to guide the proper way to handle them.
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Member's Profile
It is a very thorough course, well-put together and structured. The presenter makes such complex subject easy to understand.
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Member's Profile
I found this course to be helpful with tax levies. They have always made me nervous, so this is a great resource!
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Member's Profile
Good topic on creditor garnishments. Very important for payroll processors to know how to handle these.
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Member's Profile
Good class from Ms Lambert. You must know state’s rules for the exam. Good overview of the topic.
5
Anonymous Author
great course would definitely recommend. try it out and see it for yourself. passed on 1st try
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Member's Profile
not enough discussion of state levies. should remind us which states do not have state taxes
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Anonymous Author
Thank you Vicki for your generosity in sharing your knowledge. I appreciate all you do.
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Member's Profile
I love garnishments as they are very interesting. Great class and great content.
5
Anonymous Author
Thank you for this course. I learned a lot and now have great understanding.
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Member's Profile
yeah. I passed. Thank you for the great course. I have completed this box.
5
Anonymous Author
The course was very interesting and contained a lot of useful information.
5
Anonymous Author
Good course on garnishments. All payroll staff should take this course.
5
Member's Profile
great course, informative and relative to ensuring proper withholding
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Member's Profile
A great course. I'll be using the slides as a quick reference!
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Member's Profile
Great info...learned some great best practice tips. Thanks!
5
Anonymous Author
GREAT information as always Vicki's courses are the best.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  3:03Introduction to Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments: What Payroll Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You
  9:45The Basics of Garnishments: Handling in the Payroll Office Part 1
  12:48The Basics of Garnishments: Handling in the Payroll Office Part 2
  16:19The Basics of Garnishments: Handling in the Payroll Office Part 3
  17:56Federal Tax Levies
  2:33Federal Agency Debt Collections
  18:49Creditor Garnishments
  4:18State Tax Levies
  7:11Voluntary Wage Assignments
  3:20Bankruptcies
  7:25Student Loans & Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  1:43:15Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments: What Payroll Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Tax Levies and Creditor Garnishments: What Payroll Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You
  PDFTax Levies and Creditor Garnishments: What Payroll Doesn’t Know Can Hurt You Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM