Norwalk, CT asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Connecticut

Q: I was wondering how a federal lien in ct for his unpaid corporation employee taxes is filed on a marital property .

I never have been involved in business , not aware employee taxes not being paid, nor this would make him liable( us liable)

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A: Employment taxes are the personal responsibility of any responsible party.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Burlington, CT
  • Licensed in Connecticut

A: It is likely that your husband was assessed a trust fund penalty for not paying his employment taxes. He is personally liable for the trust fund portion of the taxes he did not pay. Any real estate that is in his name may be subject to the lien. If the IRS chooses to enforce the lien then they can only take his share of the equity in your home.

You should try to get your husband to seek assistance with this before the IRS begins collection activity. If you have any joint bank accounts or stocks/bonds, etc. they are all at risk.

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