after wages are being garnished can they raise how much you owe?

After a judgement is against you and they are garnishing your checks and tell you you owe 1300 dollars can they then say you owe 1500 after you payed 1300?

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Dec 24, 2011
after wages are being garnished can they raise how much you owe?
by: Debtcollectionanswers

When a creditor gets a judgment against you, the judge usually allows the creditor to charge interest on the amount of the judgment that is unpaid. If I understand you correctly, a creditor won a $1300 judgment against you, but you have been told that the total amount you must pay is $1500. The additional $200 may be interest charges.

Have you read the judgment to determine if the creditor is entitled to collect interest? If you don't have a copy or if what it says is unclear, ask the clerk for the court where your hearing was held for clarification or ask the creditor who got the judgment to explain why you must pay $1500 rather than $1300.


Jul 23, 2015
Taking our more than amount owed
by: Anonymous

What about IRS? I owed $1154 with wage garnishment in May 2015. Now July and I have paid total of $1592 and employer is still deducting more.

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

There may be interest and penalties but it would be a good idea for you to contact the IRS for clarification.

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