I live in NC. I owe state taxes for 2011, and I owe state AND federal taxes for 2012 and 2013. I didn't know I owed for 2011 until late 2012 because I received a refund for that year, so I assumed I was good. But, regardless. I owe a few thousand dollars total. My wages are about to be garnished. My question is, I know both state AND federal can garnish at the same time, 10% each, I believe....but will they garnish 10% for EVERY year? In my case, a total of 30% since I owe 3 years? (10% for 2011, 10% for 2012, and 10% for 2013). Also, I *JUST* got a job after being out of work since March 2013, will my employer fire me for wage garnishments for taxes since it's federal AND state?