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In my divorce settlement I agreed to pay some outstanding

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In my divorce settlement I agreed to pay some outstanding Federal taxes and set up a payment plan with the IRS. My ex filed her taxes and had a refund coming and the IRS seized that return. Am I liable to pay my ex back for the money the IRS took?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

Did you set up an installment agreement with the IRS?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no call please
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

In your post you mentioned that you agreed to pay "some" of the outstanding Federal taxes. Are you not required to pay all of the outstanding taxes?

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

No worries, no call is scheduled.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the entire balance has been paid but now she wants what the IRS took
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

I understand that the IRS took the funds. The important part right now is what the divorce decree states.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it says that i will pay the tax lein
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

The refund that the IRS seized was used to settle this lien.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
a small portion
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

If your Ex-wife's refund went towards what you were required to pay in the divorce decree , then you have an obligation to reimburse your ex-wife for this amount.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 10 months ago.

You are welcome. If this was helpful please take a moment to rate with the stars 1 to 5 above so that I may get credit for helping you. Please let me know if you have any other questions or need clarification. I am happy to help.