If my husband embezzled money while we were married and I declared bankruptcy during the married after I found but that he embezzled-how can the IRS come after me for his debt if I filed bankruptcy? I thought I was protected?
Further, if I get a divorce-will I still be responsible to pay it back to the IRS on his behalf?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Check the "innocent spouse" parameters on the IRS website to see if your particular case qualifies.
Most tax debts are not discharged in bankruptcy, I don't know what the exceptions are. But you may be eligible for innocent spouse relief if you signed a joint return on which he did not list income. Look it up on the IRS.gov website.