Is the IRS holding you responsible for a debt that your spouse or ex-spouse owes? If you file jointly, the IRS may offset the debt using a refund that YOU have coming. Or the agency may file a federal tax lien or levy to collect the debt from you. The IRS Tax Advisor Service (TAS) states that if you aren’t legally responsible for the entire debt, there may be remedies. You can file an “injured spouse” claim if you filed a joint tax return and all or part of your refund is taken to pay a debt your spouse owes. Or you can seek “innocent spouse” relief if your spouse or ex-spouse improperly reported or omitted items on your tax return. Here’s more:  Contact us with questions.