Innocent Spouse Relief
What You Should Know
Spouses left with a joint tax liability as a result of financial neglect or other adverse actions by their spouse (or ex-spouse) may qualify for tax relief by utilizing the IRS’s Innocent Spouse program. The IRS provides three different kinds of relief under this program; Innocent Spouse Relief, Relief by Separation of Liability, Equitable Relief. Taxpayers that qualify for relief will have the joint liability fully or partially removed from their name and, in cases of full removal, the innocent spouse will no longer be associated with or responsible for the outstanding tax liability. Taxpayers should note that Innocent Spouse Relief is different than Injured Spouse Relief. You may be eligible for relief under injured spouse provisions if you filed a joint tax return and all or part of your portion of the overpayment was applied or offset to your spouse’s past-due federal tax, state income tax, child or spousal support, or a federal non-tax debt such as a student loan.
How We Can Help
If the IRS is trying to collect taxes related to the income of a current or former spouse that you believe you should not be forced to pay, call us right away for a free consultation. The statutory requirements for relief under the Innocent Spouse program and Injured Spouse program can be complicated. We will conduct an analysis of your situation to determine if you qualify for full or partial relief under current Innocent Spouse rules. If you qualify, we will prepare and submit an innocent or injured spouse claim on your behalf. If you do not qualify, you will be advised of alternative resolutions that are available to you. As former IRS Collection Officers and IRS Auditors, we know how the IRS works and how to protect you and your assets. Request a FREE consultation with our ex-IRS agents here.
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For immediate assistance with innocent spouse relief, or another tax matter, contact us today at 1-714-382-6780 for a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL consultation.
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