If I have 2 checking accounts with my daughter, can the IRS take money out of them if it is going after my daughter?

Asked on June 11, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Idaho


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Absolutely, the IRS can garnish or freeze any asset like a bank account if it has the name of the person who owes the money on that account as the account holder or joint-holder. You need to open your own bank account and not include your daughter so that your wages are not mistakingly garnished for no apparent reason.

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