Many married taxpayers file a joint tax return because of the benefits this filing status allows. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. If you filed a joint return with your spouse or former spouse, you may be held liable for the taxes, interest, and penalties–even if it was your spouse who earned the income and/or claimed improper deductions or credits.
This is true even if a divorce decree states that your spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint tax returns.
If the IRS is holding you responsible for your spouse’s or former spouse’s fraud or negligence, we can help. Our experienced tax resolution experts will quickly determine if you qualify for IRS tax relief and then negotiate with the IRS for the outcome most favorable to you.
There are three types of IRS tax relief available.
Innocent Spouse Relief By requesting innocent spouse relief, you can be relieved of the responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse did something wrong on your tax return.
Separation of Liability Relief Under this type of relief, you divide the additional tax owed from your joint return, plus penalties and interest, between you and your spouse (or former spouse).
Equitable Relief If you do not qualify for innocent spouse relief or separation of liability, you may still be relieved of responsibility for tax, interest, and penalties through equitable tax relief.
Don’t be the victim of someone else’s mistakes or dishonesty. Contact us today to see if you qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief or other IRS tax relief programs and we can go to work for you!
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