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If my husband owes back taxes, can a lien be placed on my bank

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If my husband owes back taxes, can a lien be placed on my bank account as his wife if his name is XXXXX XXXXX the account?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Lev replied 3 years ago.

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If taxes are owned by your spouse only - and you are not responsible for that tax debt - the lien may not placed on your assets.
The lien may be placed on jointly owned assets - but not on your assets.
Thus - your bank account may not be affected by your spouse tax debt.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Lev replied 3 years ago.
However - depending on circumstances - if the IRS investigators find that the money owned by your spouse are placed on your account - the IRS may obtain a court order and place the lien. That is a rare situation and generally the IRS would only go that route if the large amount involved - but that is possible.
However - as mentioned above - if that is a solely debt of your spouse - only his own assets may be levied.

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