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If someone ows the IRS and is on another persons bank account,

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If someone ows the IRS and is on another person's bank account, but not the primary account holder, and has access to the account, can the IRS sieze that account?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  lwpat replied 4 years ago.
If you are a joint account holder then they can attach all of the account. However, if you are just on the account as being able to sign (no ownership rights), then they cannot attach.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Can you word the response in a different way? I'm sorry. I'm not sure I understand. Attach? Thanks
Expert:  lwpat replied 4 years ago.
It is possible to be able to sign checks on an account that is not in your name. The IRS cannot attach that account. If your name is XXXXX XXXXX account as an owner, then the account can be attached.
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