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Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,If you have not filed joint returns with your husband and are not involved in the business then you personally woudl not be liable for any taxes. Any property you hold jointly with your spouse would be attached but just his portion would be under the lien.
The community property states are:
In all of the community property states, in some circumstances, it is possible to serve a levy on the nonliable spouse’s salary or wages to reach the liable spouse’s community property interest.
Massachusetts is not a community proeprty state.
Please let me know how you have been filing with your husband (joint or separate) fo rthe years in question.
If you have filed joint returns you may still be afforded relief because of the circumstances.
By requesting innocent spouse relief, you can be relieved of responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse improperly reported items or omitted items on your tax return. Generally, the tax, interest, and penalties that qualify for relief can only be collected from your spouse . However, you are jointly and individually responsible for any tax, interest, and penalties that do not qualify for relief. The IRS can collect these amounts from either you or your spouse.
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