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If have a joint account with your new spouse who owes medical bills can they garnish the account for the debt owed?

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2013-02-28 10:13:02
2013-02-28 10:13:02

The bad news is that the IRS and/or State Revenue Collectors can do almost anything to recover taxes owed, usually w/o having to resort to due process of the law. You can appeal the action and if you can prove that funds belonging to you were erroneously seized they will have to be returned. The exception is if you reside in a community property state, the IRS has been very successful at seizing joint property even when the debt was incurred before a marriage.

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If its not your tax liability, you are considered the innocent spouse and you have recourse to get your money back. Contact your tax preparer if he or she are licensed to represent you before the IRS, or find a licensed tax representative as your power of attorney to resolve this issue.

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