Tax Levies (Wage Assignment)

Tax Levies (Wage Assignment)

Tax levies are orders issued by the Internal Revenue Service or state government instructing an employer to withhold from an employee’s wages an amount owed for outstanding unpaid taxes.

The university is required by law to process and deduct amounts required by tax levies.

When Employee Services receives an order, staff will attempt to contact the affected employee by phone, email or letter. However, depending on the date of receipt of the order, in some cases, the employee may not receive this information until pay day or later. Tax levies, as well as garnishments, are sometimes generically referred to as wage levies or wage assignments.

Questions regarding tax levies should be referred to Employee Services. Find more information on the Wage Assignments page.