Self Employment Tax debt

My husband and I are getting a divorce. From 2010 until we separated I was a stay at home mom. During that time approx. 40,000 in self employment tax debt accumulated. He is the one self employed and my name is not on the business. Can I be held liable for some of that debt?

Asked on September 26, 2016 under Family Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The issue is whether you filed jointly or separately. If you filed jointly, then you signed your name to the tax returns and will be  jointly liable for any unpaid taxes, including the additional taxes assessed on the self employed.


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