Cleveland, OH asked in Tax Law for Ohio

Q: Can IRS still come after me for owning tax for year 2007 or is there statue of limitation? Thank you

My ex lie to that he took care of our tax we own but he file bankruptcy so IRS was coming after me. It is tax for year of 2007. Can they still keep going after me or is there statue of limitation?

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Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell
  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Burlington, CT

A: There is a 10 year statue of limitations (SOL) on collection. If the taxes were filed late then the SOL may not have passed yet. When your ex-husband filed for bankruptcy that stopped the SOL from running. The SOL stops running until the bankruptcy is discharged plus six months. Without seeing a tax transcript it is impossible to tell you if the SOL has expired yet.

I recommend that you contact a tax attorney and ask them to review your transcript, which you can obtain online at click on "get your tax record" and follow the instructions. Most attorneys offer a free consultation. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.

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