Will the IRS take the home left to my brother in a will? 4 Answers as of May 11, 2011

I am writing on behalf of my mother-in-law. She is 85 and wants to leave her home to her son. who doesn't have much at all and the other brother (my hubby) is absolutely fine with that decision. A simple will should take care of this but now she tells me that my brother-in-law owes 30k to the IRS. Is it wise for her to still put the house in his name? Won't the IRS take the house?

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David Hoines Law
David Hoines Law | David Hoines
You may be right the IRS could seize the home.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 5/11/2011
Law Offices of Timothy G. Kearney, LLC
Law Offices of Timothy G. Kearney, LLC | Timothy G. Kearney
The IRS is like any other creditor. If the brother has assets the creditor can attach them.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 5/10/2011
The Schreiber Law Firm
The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
The IRS can put a lien on the property and if the taxes are not otherwise taken care of, the IRS has the right to sell the property to pay the taxes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/10/2011
Meyer & Yee, LLP
Meyer & Yee, LLP | Kent W. Meyer
Maybe not take the house but put a lien on it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/10/2011
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