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If a man dies can his widowed wife be held responsible for her late husband's back taxes of which she was unaware?
To qualify for an Innocent Spouse, you must meet all the following conditions:
You must have filed a joint return that has an understatement of tax. The understatement of tax must be due to erroneous items of your spouse.
You must establish that at the time you signed the joint return, you did not know, and had no reason to know, that there was an understatement of tax.
Taking into account all the facts and circumstances, it would be unfair to hold you liable for the understatement of tax; and You must request the relief within 2 years after the date on which the IRS first began collection activity against you. This is after July 22, 1998.
Under Separation of Liability you divide the understatement of tax on
To be sure, you can be responsible for taxes you knew nothing about very easily. If you didn't know anything about the income causing the tax may be grounds for innocent spouse relief.
Innocent spouse relief is NOT a slam dunk. Along with and perhaps more defining of the previous, especially of the term "no reason to know" is the idea that it was hidden from you and you shouldn't have reasonably known, and you didn't benefit from it. More OpinionsThe questioner does not state whether the returns filed are joint or single, therefore the simple answer is:
If the returns were a single filing by the husband the wife bears no liability; if the return(s) were filed jointly she should speak with a qualified attorney about the matter and no one else, in particular any representative of the IRS or state tax division.
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One would assume she has a valid claim to the husband's, but certainly not the husband's family's money, unless such provision was in the will. There is no tie between them ex…cept the fact she was married to him. Any claim on it would be stretching what is considered fair.
You call a man whose wife has died a WIDOWER.
You can call the debt line and input you social security # and it will tell you if anything will held your refund or delay it. 1-800-304-3107
If the wife had power of attorney before her husband died can she get Power of Attorney over late Husband's estate?
No. Only a living person can give a power of attorney. In fact, any power given by a living person is automatically revoked and of no effect upon the death of the giver …of the power. On death only an executor (if there is a will) or an administrator (if there is no will) can handle matters involving the decedent's assets.
in any state wife is responsible for husband even if husband passed that is what insurance protects your loved one's from unfortunally she is responsible for all debts h…e has
Can the new wife be responsible for paying child support for her husband's children from other women?
Answer #1 Nope. The divorce decree and the subsequent child support agreement, have nothing to do with the husband's new wife. She also has no say whatsoever in any arrangemen…ts have been made or will be made in the future pertaining to the prior divorce. Answer #2 Depends on the state. Some states calculate child support based on "household" income. So if the father owes child support and he gets re-married, his new wife's income is included in the "household" income and the child support obligation will go up. The same is true for the other parent as well. If the mother is receiving child support and she gets re-married, her new husband's income will be included in the "household" income and the child support obligation will go down.
If a man passes away and leaves credit card debts soley in his name can his wife be held responsible for the debts?
Unfortunately yes. It's the same in Canada. Even though he may have the credit cards and she didn't, any debts he incurs are her responsibility. There is a loop hole though (I… found it when I got a divorce from my first husband.) When you owe money to any company, be it a credit card company or not, these companies will often take full advantage of hounding the wife in hopes of scaring her. Since I didn't sign any agreement with the credit card company and a car shop, they legally could not hold me responsible, but I had to go to a lawyer to beat it. I suggest she seek legal council. Hopefully he has left her with stocks/bonds/bank accounts and she will get Widow's Pensions, etc. If he has served in ANY armed forced she is entitled to those benefits as well. these debts and she is left with personal loans or a mortgage on the house she will have to continue on with those payments, and if she can't afford it she does have the option of selling or perhaps renting the house out to pay off the mortgage.Good luckMarcy
You haven't included enough detail. It depends on whether he died before the testator or after he had inherited. If before, generally no unless she is mentioned in the will… under which her husband inherited as the alternate beneficiary. Otherwise the gift will lapse and become part of the residue of the testator's estate, or pass to the husband's children or to his siblings if he has no children. If after, the gift would become part of his estate and would pass by his will or according to the laws of intestacy if he had no will. In that case, the wife would inherit at least a portion. If there was no will and he died before the decedent then his share will pass to his children or siblings. If he died after the decedent and there had been no will then his inheritance would become part of his estate the gift would become part of his estate and would pass by his will or according to the laws of intestacy if he had no will. In that case, the wife would inherit at least a portion. You can check the laws of intestacy at the related question link provided below.
Generally, responsibility for debt incurred by a spouse carries to the other spouse even if they did not generate the debt themselves. Some states are "marital property" state…s and the property covers both assets and liabilities (e.g., Wisconsin). Other states require specificity in contracts in order to endebt a spouse not responsible for the liability (e.g., Illinois). In the event that there is debt not being paid, most creditors will attempt to collect from the spouse regardless of state legal requirements. They take the action under the assumption that if they receive anything beyond zero then they are ahead of the game. The best course of action is to understand your state laws and, if there are concerns about debt ownership, to create contracts with your spouse so as to mitigate potential liabilities.
Usually a widow is entitled to their deceased husband pension and estate unless otherwise specified in their late spouses legally notarized will.
If you are not currently responsible for your husband's credit card debts, that situation would not change upon his death. Howvever, his estate might be expected to pay off th…e balance of any money owing. Whether or not that happens depends on how his estate is bequeathed, planned and managed. Speak to your husband about his will, insurance and estate planning (or the lack of such). You may have to take your question to attorney who is familiar with your state's inheritance laws to get specific information.
It depends on whether or not they have already been paid. Some sellers request a partial refund for any taxes already paid. Others will pay them for you. Just depends on wha…t the seller wants to do really.
No, you would not be responsible for your husband's alimony payments to his ex-wife if he can't pay. Your income is not considered a factor in payments. Depending on the a…greement, your husband may modify the alimony payments in court if he can show proof he is unable to pay.
Yes !!!!! that's why she gets half!
The ex wife is not entitled to the life insurance money unless she was listed as a beneficiary in the policy. Check with the insurance company to find out who the named benef…iciary(ies) is and that is who gets the money contractually!