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March 14, 2010
Tax Levy Exemptions: What Are the Rules?

In a BLR webinar presentation entitled ‘Payroll: How to Legally Handle Tax Levies and Garnishments’, Attorneys Clint Robison and Amy Jensen provide the following information regarding tax levy exemptions:

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  • Employee is entitled to an amount exempt from the levy equal to his or her standard deduction and personal exemptions including one for the employee divided by the number of pay periods in the year
  • Exemption determined for the year the levy is received
  • Employee must submit verified, written statement (e.g., Parts 3 and 4 of the Form 668W) for the exemption

If an employee is over 65 years of age or is blind, other rules regarding tax levies can apply.

Clint Robison is a highly regarded employment attorney providing counseling and litigation services to public and private companies. He is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Hinshaw & Culbertson, one of the largest and oldest law firms in the country. Clint Robinson can be reached at More information about the law firm can be located at

Amy Jensen is a senior employment attorney in the firm's Los Angeles office. She provides counseling and litigation services to a variety of companies, including restaurants, retail, manufacturing, and financial companies. Amy Jensen can be reached at

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