Is it legal for the IRS to put a lien on a joint bank account? 2 Answers as of August 18, 2011

For more than 10 years I have filed taxes separate from my husband. He now owes the IRS money, and even though he has individual bank accounts and assets, the IRS placed a lien on our joint bank account. Is that legal? If it isn't, what recourse do I have?

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Tomas Ayuban
Tomas Ayuban | Tomas Ayuban
Yes, it is legal for them to do that. You should not have any joint accounts with your husband for as long as he has this ongoing problem.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/18/2011
The Schreiber Law Firm
The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
Yes, because if your are in California, at least one half of the money in the account is his.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/18/2011
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