Innocent/Injured Spouse Relief
Did you know that you could get out of the tax debt due to the misdeeds or fraud committed by your spouse? Innocent Spouse Relief/Injured Spouse Relief exist to alleviate unjust situations where one spouse is clearly not responsible for the tax liability created by their spouse or former spouse.
This tax problem solution is based on a two-part set of rules encompassing Innocent Spouse, Separation of Liability, and Equitable Relief. The appropriate portion of the solution depends on each taxpayer’s situation. Considerations include whether the spouses are still together, whether there is understatement or underpayment on the joint tax returns filed, and other factors that can affect mitigation.
Special rules exist to protect an innocent spouse from exposure to IRS collection actions related to a spouse’s tax liability.
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 for a free consultation.