Frequently Asked Questions
How can I find out information about my pay check garnishment?
When a taxpayer fails to pay any tax, penalty, or interest assessed by LDR, Revised Statute 47:1569 authorizes the secretary to enforce the tax collection by distraint and sale. Revised Statute 47:1570 defines distraint to include the secretary’s right to levy upon and seize and the taxpayer’s wages to satisfy any assessment of tax, penalty, or interest due.
If you owe monies to LDR that are collectible by distraint, the law allows LDR to garnish your wages for up to 25 percent of your pay. A notice was sent to your employer that includes your debt amount and the name of the Tax Officer assigned to your case. If you have questions or want to confirm your liability, you may call the Tax Officer on the notice or the LDR Collection Division at (225) 219-7448, Option 6.