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If I owe taxes and i have an installment agreement and I get married can that affect my new husband

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I owe taxes and he doesnt I want to know can we file seperate and he be okay

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Good afternoon. Getting married will not cause your husband to be liable. And, as long as you make the payments under the IA on time, the IRS won't go after his assets. But, if you file a joint return, any refund will be applied to the debt. And, to the extent you were to default under the IA, your joint/marital assets would be at risk. So, until the debt is paid, your and your husband will want to file separate returns and you should keep your assets separate so that you don't create marital assets and/or jointly held property until the debt is paid. If you do that, his assets will not be at risk for your debt.

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