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Employers Immune from Suit When Complying with an IRS Levy

If an employee owes back taxes the IRS may levy on his wages by serving an employer with a Notice of Federal Tax Lien. The law grants employers protection from actions against them by employees in such a situation. That’s what one employee learned when he sued his employer, claiming the employer didn’t have the authority to seize payroll funds. The district court dismissed the case; the employer is immune from suit when complying with an IRS levy. #IdeaoftheDay