Am I liable for taxes owed before I purchased the website? 3 Answers as of November 16, 2010

I need to know what legal form to write to release me from liability for past owed taxes from an ecommerse site I am purchasing. The seller has not paid any state or federal taxes whatsoever since 2003. Will I be liable for the past owed taxes?

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David Hoines Law
David Hoines Law | David Hoines
Yes, you are liable for those taxes.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 11/11/2010
LT Pepper Law
LT Pepper Law | Luke T. Pepper
The short answer is no but if he did not pay taxes there might be other issues. He might not have had the authority to sell the website since it could have been attached as an asset to satisfy the tax lien.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 11/10/2010
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