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Innocent Spouse Relief

Married couples often choose to file joint tax returns because of the many benefits offered by the IRS. However, when filing a married filing joint return, the IRS typically considers each taxpayer equally responsible for paying the taxes that are owed, including any penalties or interest that may accrue as a result of a failure to file or failure to pay.

Whether you are estranged, separated, or divorced from your spouse, or you were unaware of fraudulent activities that they may have engaged in, you may be able to receive Innocent Spousal Relief by the IRS. It isn’t fair for one spouse to be punished financially for the other’s actions, so it’s important to understand the process of obtaining this relief and how you might qualify.

To schedule a free case evaluation, call (844) STOP-IRS now.

What Is Innocent Spouse Relief?

Innocent spouse relief is a unique provision within U.S. tax law that allows for full tax forgiveness to those who qualify. The purpose of this relief is to allow a husband or wife financial protection from tax implications caused by his or her spouse. In situations such as divorce or spousal abuse, this relief protects the individual from paying additional taxes, penalties, and interest that may have been incurred as a result of their spouse’s mistakes or deception.

Do You Qualify for Innocent Spouse Tax Relief?

When applying for innocent spouse relief, one of the best factors to show the IRS is that your spouse acted without your knowledge or consent. Additionally, a person seeking this relief may show that their spouse did one of the following:

  • They failed to report taxable income.

  • They reported income but did not report the full amount.

  • They fraudulently claimed credits or tax deductions in order to reduce their tax debt.

  • All or most of the tax debt was created by the spouse’s activities.

If we are able to show one of these items, then you may qualify for innocent spouse relief. There are also additional factors that the IRS will consider depending on your situation, such as economic hardship and mental or physical health. However, it is important to keep in mind that every case has a unique set of facts, which must be evaluated when determining if this is the best solution for your tax issues. If you believe that you might qualify for innocent spouse relief, then you should consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in tax matters.

How an Experienced Tax Lawyer Can Help Secure Innocent Spousal Relief

Taxes can be confusing, but they don’t have to be. The best way to navigate your taxes is to hire a tax lawyer who has experience in dealing with IRS issues and can help you understand how it all works.

At JD Tax Law, we are a full-service tax law firm with a proven track record of success. We represent individual taxpayers in all aspects of tax resolution, including debt forgiveness and Innocent Spouse Relief. Our team has over 15 years of experience dealing with the IRS, and we have successfully resolved countless tax issues and provided relief for hundreds of clients.

To get a tax resolution plan that is tailored to your specific tax situation, please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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