Q: Recently divorced and owe back taxes. I earn small wage but ex makes 10x my salary.
We filed jointly, I’m afraid I’ll lose my house. I can’t see details of any agreements/payments made to IRS on IRS.gov… what are my options ?
A: You should have the IRS mirror your account. This will still hold you jointly liable however your account will be view as individual rather than with your ex spouse. Then you can get into a payment plan based off what you can afford.
A: You can set up a payment arrangement based on what you can pay but if you are unable to pay the amount due in full, that will not protect your home. You should speak with a tax attorney. Most of us do not charge a consultation fee. This way you can find out if there are any other options available to you. For example, if you were awarded the home in your divorce and you exchanged something of value (reduced spousal support or you forgave back support, etc.) you may be eligible for an Offer in Compromise. There are also other options that could protect your home. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV.
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