I posted this in D/S, but it might be more appropriate here. I'm not sure if we have any tax people around here, but I'm sure I'm not the first person in this situation.
XH and I owe taxes for 2011 and 2012. Our agreement stipulates who is responsible for what (I'm responsible for 33% of 2011 and 50% of 2012 and he's responsible for 66% and 50%). I have been waiting to get onto a payment plan with the IRS, but they've been really slow to set it up (I've received letters stating that they're reviewing our request).
In the meantime, I now have the full amount owed for my share of the debt. I would like to pay it and separate myself from what my ex owes. Is this possible? Is this something the IRS will work with me on? I was planning on making an appointment and going to see them in person. Should I have my ex go with me?
What I don't want to have happen is to pay my share and then be on the hook if/when my ex doesn't pay and they proceed with collections. Is this one of those times where they wont care what the divorce agreement states since both of our names are on the tax returns? If so, how do you suggest I proceed with repaying my share?