HR Fast Facts: Sequencing and Prioritizing Wage Garnishment Orders

Here are the priorities for each type of wage garnishment in all states except Mississippi.

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Wage-Garnishment-Workest

When an employee who lives in any state other than Mississippi has multiple wage garnishments at the same time, the garnishments are prioritized by type. Here are the priorities for each type in all states except Mississippi.

Priority Garnishment Type
1 Child Support
2 Chapter XIII bankruptcy
3 IRS tax levies
4 Federal agencies other than IRS
5 State tax levies
6 Local tax levies
7 Consumer (creditor) debt
8 Student loans

 

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