Moorestown, NJ asked in Tax Law and Business Law for New Jersey

Q: If a small business owner dies in NJ with several year's business taxes unfiled, is spouse liable?

Will spouse need to file back business tax reports, etc.?

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Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: There are far too many variables and unknown facts to provide you with a meaningful answer. You best way of proceeding is speaking with an experienced business and/or probate attorney. With the current economic environment, the IRS is not an agency you want to take any chances with. Good luck.

H. Scott Aalsberg agrees with this answer

H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The answer is maybe or maybe not as you have not provided enough information for a lawyer to give you a proper answer. I suggest you setup a consultation with either a lawyer to learn what your rights and responsibilities are based on your particular facts. Expect to pay for that attorneys time for the consultation, but it could save you tens of thousands in the future.

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