Tax issues can become more complicated when there is a spouse involved, so let’s go over some key details to answer this question…

It depends on whether the liability is a joint liability or separate liability. However, it also depends whether you live in a community property state.

The IRS may levy both your and your spouse’s wages, assets, and accounts if it is a joint liability.

With that said, it is also worth noting that the IRS will suggest only the spouse with the higher income should be levied. 

In some cases where the taxpayer refuses to pay, the IRS may instruct to levy both spouses’ wages. Although, a portion of wages will be exempt from levy.

Learn more about your rights and what you can do to avoid a financial hardship due to tax debt by consulting with an expert.