My husband recently passed away. I know I have to file taxes for him and I since we were married, but my question is do I still have to pay any taxes that we owed from previous years. He was making a payment once a month. Do I have to continue to do that? How do I find out what my next steps are.
I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband.
I realize this is a confusing time for you with so much to deal with. Since you already have a payment plan in place you should contact the IRS and explain the situation to them. You can call 1-800-829-1040 Monday – Friday and speak to an IRS representative.
They may alter your payment plan based on the change in possible household income.
The underlying question is if this tax liability was a joint liability or just your husband’s. I know you said “we” but it’s a very important point that needs clarification.
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