Category Archives: Owing Taxes

Pre-Marital Tax Debt

Today TaxMama hears from Helen in AZ who has this question, “I have a 1992 IRS tax debt of $30,000. I got married in 1999. Is my husband responsible for this debt? We have never filed joint returns.”

Multi-State Tax

Today TaxMama hears from Len overlooking the beach in California, who asks, “I am not a tax professional, but: Are you SURE the answer you gave the slightly lost Missouri lady with the partial interest in the California building is correct? She is, after all, not even a part-time California resident. Your answer implies that […]

Parents Die

Today TaxMama hears from Sara in Kirkland, WA who asks, “My parents have a debt to the IRS for back income taxes. They have tried an Offer in Compromise twice and been rejected. The incident is now about 20 years old, and they have given up hope of ever paying it off. I think they […]

Defaulted Student Loan

Today TaxMama hears from Margaret. “My daughter’s boyfriend, with whom she lives, filed his tax return claiming my daughter and their child for the sake of the EIC. He expected to receive approximately $2000 back as a refund. Instead he received a notice from IRS that not only was he not getting his refund, but […]

Payroll Withholding

Today Sarah in Oregon is upset with her husband’s employer. “My husband’s work won’t change his payroll withholding to the amounts on his new W-4 until they hear from their attorney. So we are ending up with thousands of dollars taken out and sent in to the IRS and ODR that we need now. ”

Credit Repair Blues

Today Ann in California wanted TaxMama to fix her credit. Since all my income disappeared when I lost all my clients in the Y2K corporation crash, my credit tanked. A lot of my credit debt has even been written off by now. But now, I’m getting back on my feet again and want to clean […]