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My ex-spouse and I owed back taxes while we were married. Now, we're divorced and filing our own returns. Will the IRS take only half of what we owe from my refund?

Maybe. When you filed a joint return with your ex-spouse, you agreed to be jointly liable for the taxes due. This means the IRS can pursue both you and your ex-spouse for the tax debt. However, if the IRS chooses to pursue both of you, it can't collect more than the total amount due. So, the IRS can collect from 0% to 100% of the tax from you and the rest from your ex-spouse.

Under some circumstances, you might not be liable for the debt. The IRS offers relief under certain circumstances called innocent spouse relief and injured spouse relief. To learn more, go to www.irs.gov.

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