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tax liability

  • lync
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27 Jan 08 #12084 by lync
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Please can anyone give me some advise I have just found out that my stbx has not paid any tax on his earnings over the last few years, he was self employed, he also did not pay any tax or nic for employees. I live in Scotland, I do not have any contact with my ex, but I am really worried that I will be held liable for half of this, he has already taken me to the cleaners. I had no connection to his business.

Please please any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks


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27 Jan 08 #12096 by DownButNotOut
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You are not liable to the taxman for his unpaid tax.

However, he is liable, and so the taxman will want paying from his assets.

You make no mention of how you are settling the finances.

If you have not yet agreed and formalised a financial split of assets then he may have to pay his tax from your joint assets.

So the answer to whether this could cost you anything depends on whether you have a Consent Order already in place or are still sorting out the marriage finances.

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