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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: 4 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 months ago.

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

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 months ago.

Did you set up an installment agreement with the IRS?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no call please
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 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 4 months ago.

No worries, no call is scheduled.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the entire balance has been paid but now she wants what the IRS took
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it says that i will pay the tax lein
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 months ago.

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

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
a small portion
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 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 4 months ago.
ok thank you
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 4 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.

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