Q: Will the IRS try to collect on a payroll tax debt owed by my husband if I sell the house he and I co-own?
He lost the business many years ago and now is dying from dementia. The IRS has stopped filing liens against him.
A: If it has been more than 10 years since the taxes were assessed and he did not do anything to toll (stop) the statute of limitations from running, the debt should be gone. You can go to your town hall and see if there are any tax liens that still have time left on them or, if you have power of attorney for your husband, you can contact the IRS to find out if there is an outstanding debt.
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