Can the IRS levy my wife’s bank account for a tax year before we were even married? My name is not on her account. She owns a business and has everything related to that in her name only. They swept all of her accounts today!
The answer to your question is a bit more complex and requires more information then an answer on Avvo can provide. However, there may be an option for relief depending on the facts and circumstances. Recommend you speak with a legal professional who specializes in tax law.
The IRS is only entitled to levy a taxpayer’s property or his/her rights to property. However, the IRS may levy your wife’s property if you and your wife filed a joint tax return to which a tax liability has been assessed.
If the IRS is not collecting a joint tax liability and the property levied does not belong to you and you have no rights to the levied property, then your wife may apply for innocent and/or injured spouse relief.
You should consult with a tax attorney, CPA, or enrolled agent to discuss your options.
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Yes, if she owes back taxes. No, if she does not.
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