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Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. Did you own any part of the businesses?
You would not be responsible for the liability. Your fiancé would be responsible. The risk you would run is if you had joint accounts and the accounts were levied for the liability. So even if you deposited 100% in a joint account, the money would be at risk to your husband's creditors. I would recommend setting a payment agreement for the unpaid taxes.
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The liabilities would be prior to your marry so this would be a separate. This would be the same with the property that you own in Texas. This would be known as sole and separate property. If you have a joint account the account then the account would be available to creditors (either your husband's or yours). I am glad that you have a payment arrangement in place. As long as he makes the payment as agreed you will have no problem with the state.
As far as whether to file married or file jointly the answer is it depends. Usually there is not a great difference between the two. If you do file married filing separately there are several deductions and credits that you are not able to take advantage of (tuition and fees deduction, student loan interest, earned income credit, and the American Opportunity Credit to name just a few). Often it is better to file jointly. Can you give me more information about what he needs when he flied out of Florida? Has he been married before? Does he have children?
Is he current on child support?
How much of a sales tax liability does he owe?
That is a fairly large sum of money. I have not heard of a regulatory agency requiring this but due to the size of the liability this may be a possibility. What kind of notification does he need to provide?
I have not heard of that for a tax liability. It may be a requirement due to the outstanding liability.