Legal Question in Tax Law in Florida

My ex wife and I owned a snack vending route which we have since closed in South Florida about a year ago. In 2009 a Form 941 was filed and we have not paid it. Now we received a letter from IRS stating "Intent to seize your property or rights to property" amount owed 1554. Can they seize my new wife's bank account to satisfy this debt? She was not involved in the business nor was she married to me when I had it. She works for an hourly wage in the medical industry. Please advise.

Asked on 4/10/13, 7:11 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Sanford M. Martin Sanford M. Martin, P.A.

Based on the facts described in your inquiry, no, the IRS cannot levy or garnish

assets of a taxpayer with no liability owed to the IRS. However, if the bank account is

jointly held by you and your wife, they can attempt to attach the account. So long as

you have the tax liability, do not mingle your funds in an account which has your

taxpayer id.

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Answered on 4/10/13, 7:28 pm

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