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The IRS has recently filed a federal tax lein against my husband

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The IRS has recently filed a federal tax lein against my husband for failure to file any taxes since 1998.I however have filed married but seperate for every year that I have had an income.There are no other dependents involved.How does all this affect me and my filing status?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 6 years ago.
Hello, THANK YOU for choosing Just Answer. My goal is to help make your life...a little...LESS taxing.

The filing of the lien on your husband doesn't affect your filing status, and you are not responsible for his tax liability, however, if there are any joint assets, the lien could affect those. Also, please note that when a couple files married filing jointly, one spouse does not claim another spouse as a dependent, they take a personal exemption for the spouse, which provides the same benefit as claiming as a dependent. By you filing married filing separately, your husband will not be able to take an exemption for you.

Expert:  Tax.appeal.168 replied 6 years ago.

The lien would more than likely affect any assets that are jointly owned....