Q: I am receiving an inheritance and legally still married but separated for 1+years.
If inheritance is intercepted by IRS for taxes (filed jointly for one year and still owe) will all of the inheritance be considered co mingled? Or just the specific amount needed to pay off taxes.
A: They should not intercept more than taxes owed. You may have a claim against your spouse for ½ the tax liabilities. I hope this helps. Zaher Fallahi, Esq, CPA (CA &D.C.).
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