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    The IRS uses Notice CP39 to inform you they have taken your spouse’s or ex-spouse’s refund to be applied to other taxes. This may be a surprise to many people who weren’t aware of the problem or its effects. It is obvious the IRS believes you owe the taxes. Yet, often no tax is due. So, it is important to investigate your specific case before reacting! The IRS may also use Notice CP42 to inform you about the seizure.

    If the IRS took your current spouse’s refund it is a concern. But, if they took your ex-spouse’s refund towards your joint debt maybe you don’t care.

    Refunds are often taken for the debt of a spouse or ex-spouse. Your reaction might be to file an Innocent Spouse claim, an Injured Spouse Claim (Form 8379) or request a state divorce court adjustment. The IRS isn’t the only place where you can seek justice. Most likely, the only reason why this remains a problem is because the tax remains unpaid.

    So, if applicable, you could file Form 8857 requesting relief from the joint liability of the tax debt. Or, if a divorce was involved, you could pursue contempt of court charges in state court for disobeying a court order (if applicable). Or less aggressively, you and your ex-spouse could equitably arrange where one spouse pays the other and/or the taxes to dissolve the IRS action.

    But, at the least, to prevent any further refunds from being seized make sure you don’t overpay your current taxes by using Form W-4 to adjust your withholding.

    Use the thread below to discuss IRS CP39’s. Connect with others that have received a CP39 and keep us updated on what you find out!

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