Outstanding Sales Tax Debt from an Ex Spouse

by Karen
(Indiana)

How to handle an outstanding debt of sales tax, that has your name attached to it because of marriage. Now divorced, received a letter demanding payment of $21,150.00, from the Attorney General's Office, needs to be done within 10 days or they may garnish wages or put an attachment on my bank account. My ex has not filed a tax return for many years, & even though I got money refunded to me, it went towards this outstanding amount ($9000) of which has been paid. It states in my divorce decree that I am free & clear of all sales tax debt incurred while my ex was self employed. He signed it. I don't know what to do next?

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May 09, 2013
Outstanding Sales Tax Debt from an Ex Spouse
by: Anonymous

Karen:

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May 09, 2013
Outstanding Sales Tax Debt from an Ex Spouse
by: Anonymous

Unfortunately Karen, despite what your divorce agreement may say, if your ex does not pay the tax debt, the tax entity can look to you given that the debt is from your marriage. Therefore, I recommend that you consult with a bankruptcy attorney right away. The attorney may be able to help you figure out a way to deal with the debt and avoid bankruptcy but if not, filing for bankruptcy will probably be your best option. It will stop any collection action and may even wipe out the debt. At the very least, it will buy you time to pay it without fear of a garnishment or loss of an asset.

Best of luck.

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