Can the IRS force a sale of a house my husband and I own, to satisfy my husband's separate tax debt?

A recent 6th Circuit case may hold that this is possible.  Historically, state law has strongly discouraged forced sales in this manner for obvious reasons.  However, the IRS has been pushing the outer limits of homestead exemptions and some courts are going along with it. 

Don't take chances with your home and property.  If you or your spouse have tax problems, you need a collection alternative that will keep the IRS from forcing a sale of your property to collect on your tax debt.

Travis Watkins
Senior Tax Attorney