I owe about 100,000.00 back taxes from my last divorce which our tax lawyer messed up, and I am not working now. I been fighting this for the last 2years and I got remarried now and now I want to move on.
What can I do
While $100,000 is no small matter you can accomplish what you would like to do. This will require a bit of planning and risking some of your property rights regarding your new wife, but, it can be done. You should hire either a CPA or an Attorney to help you structure the purchase and work with the IRS to get them to work with you so your risk of them using coercive collection can be lowered to an acceptable amount. I do not think it would be advisable to use self help with this type of transaction
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It shouldn't take two years of fighting. Either you owe the money or you are challenging the assessment. If you are not working you could be eligible for a favorable plan with the IRS. You have two serious matters. A large amount owed to the IRS and the purchasing of a house. You really need to clear up the IRS situation.
First, you may qualify for some form of tax relief (e.g., an offer-in-compromise). You should retain the services of a tax attorney to pursue this avenue.
Concerning your wife's purchase of a house, it is possible to have the house treated solely as her property. However, you should consult with a tax attorney to make sure the transaction is structured properly. This is a complex area.
My answer to your question does not constitute legal advise. Nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship.
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