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Is a spouse responsible for the other spouse's back taxes that were assessed prior to marriage?

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No. Debts made by either spouse before marriage belong to them alone. This includes taxes. Even after marriage if the couple file separate returns each person is responsible only for their filing. If there is a problem such as collection procedures, that can affect all joint spousal property.


NOT TRUE: I contacted them before I married my husband and while making payments every month..Upon marrying my husband they immediately came in and took over 5,000 dollars from his account.
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