Spouse’s Failure to Pay Taxes is No Excuse

Originally published at: https://www.clearancejobsblog.com/spouses-failure-to-pay-taxes-is-no-excuse/

I have seen it time and again where security clearance applicants who are denied eligibility based on financial issues claim the reason for the delinquent debts is because the spouse was in charge of the finances, and they thought all the bills and taxes were being taken care of. A recent Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals…

This was just one of several reasons why I began filing my taxes “married but filing separate” 10 years ago and divorced spouse 5 years ago.

Now-former spouse had set up payments, but I ended up making the bulk of those payments. Took me many years and a lot of documentation filed each year, but I held on to my clearance.