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Asking for a friend...

LSS - friend had some choices to make a few years ago and paid for legal/medical services instead of STATE taxes. Friend does not recommend doing this.

Then there was a bankruptcy filing & discharge.

The state has enlisted a debt collection agency - GC Services to collect the debt.
(still with me?)
Payments were made for 19 months to GC Services.
GC Services recently sent a letter that read We've audited your account and the Payment Plan is up. The rest of the total is due now. $6k

The number one concern is that paychecks might be garnished. I know that wages can be garnished for that reason, but I thought that it had to be done by the revenue agency, not a debt collector.
Is this correct?

Friend lives in NC, the state owed is Utah.

I've advised to Keep Paying As Usual, conduct all conversation in writing, ask for proof that there was a time limit on the payment plan (this is something of which my friend was unaware) and, did I mention?, keep paying...

Any other suggestions?
(aside from paying it off ASAP with every spare penny)

peace & parsley
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