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Yes, the IRS can levy any account that is in the delinquent taxpayer's name, even if there are joint owners on the account. They can also place liens on any property owned by a delinquent taxpayer, even if the property is jointly owned.
If you have joint accounts and owe back taxes, you would be best to take your name off of any joint accounts, as that could affect the joint owner as well.
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