Yes, that is possible, I'm afraid, especially if you have joint bank accounts. I've changed the practice area to 'tax' so you can get a better exposure.
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This will depend on whether the tax liability was based on a jointly filed return or not. if he's the only one who owes the taxes, they can't take your money. But if you filed a joint return, it doesn't matter whose economic activity resulted in the tax debt; you are both responsible for it.
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If you filed a joint return then you are both liable for the debt. If this is your husband's debt from a return he filed without you then your joint refunds and joint bank accounts are at risk but not your paycheck. If this is creating a financial hardship then you may be eligible for a collection alternative. Most people are not eligible for an Offer in Compromise but there are other collection alternatives. Very rarely am I unable to lower the amount being garnished and if it is creating a financial hardship I am frequently able to get the wage garnishment stopped.
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