Legal Question in Tax Law in Florida

if you marry someone who owes back IRS taxes, do you become liable for the past debt which is outstanding?

Asked on 9/16/09, 7:10 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Steven Klitzner Steven N. Klitzner, P.A.

No. However, his liability will affect you. The IRS will be able to levy joint bank accounts that the two of you have. When the IRS files a lien it will attach to any property that the two of you own together. Also, you may have to file separate tax returns, which will cost you more in taxes. Your spouse should take care of the tax problem, so that the two of you do not have to look over your shoulders in fear that the IRS is coming. Call me if you need help. Steve Klitzner.

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Answered on 9/16/09, 9:46 pm

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