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Hi, Thanks for your quick response. Yes, all the non-filing happened after we were separated. I filed married filing separately. We were separated 6 years and living separately as well. I believe the IRS has taken some money from his paychecks. They have not filed any liens on the property we owned together or anything else as far a I know.
Ok, in a situation like this, if you were filing married filing separately, then you wouldn't normally be held liable for his individual taxes as that is one of the reasons for "married filing separately" status. Even if the IRS tried to come after you on the basis of CA being a community property state for both assets and debts, you can file for "innocent spouse relief", which is a protection the IRS gives spouses who are unaware that the other spouse is doing something improper or fraudulent with regard to their taxes. It essentially relieves the "innocent spouse" from any liability for the guilty spouse's tax deficiencies..So although I doubt they would try to come after you intially, you should be able to claim "innocent spouse" protection to avoid any liability..This is a link to some information on the topic from the IRS: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc205.html..thanksBarrister
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