My deceased husband and his business partner owned a "cash" business for 14 years. I married my husband 3 years ago and though I some idea of his business dealings, I had no idea of the extent of his tax evasion until he died and I became the executrix of his estate and came to the knowledge of what was going on as I started uncovering more and more evidence. I was also pregnant and had 2 children during our short marriage and we dated only 6 months before getting married, so I pretty ignorant about what was going on. Anyway---I write for 2 reasons---how risky is making a voluntary disclosure to the IRS and could I be held responsible for ALL the back taxes or just the 3 years we were married? Would his estate (which currently has nothing in it, but may eventually have some funds) be responsible for the back taxes? And how risky might this be for his business partner ? We are talking at least $30-60K in cash unreported annually.
Thank you for your help.
P.S. I guess I should add that his partner has pretty much told me that all his assets are in his wife's name, though he does still have the business (I own 50% of it currently, but will have to sell my portion to him at some point).