Have you been duped by your spouse or former partner? If so, innocent spousal relief may be the answer to getting back on track with paying taxes. This is not something that should be taken lightly as it could relieve taxpayers of responsibility for any tax-related debts owed plus interest and penalties if they were accused of improper reporting items on their return(s), due to the actions of their spouse.
How Do I Qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief?
Our experienced team has helped others get out of an unfair situation and we know the rules and the forms needed to start removing your name from the financial wrongdoing of your spouse.
First, you must meet all the following conditions laid out by the IRS to qualify for innocent spouse relief:
- You filed a joint return which has an understatement of tax due to erroneous items, defined below, of your spouse (or former spouse).
- You establish that at the time you signed the joint return you did not know, and had no reason to know, that there was an understatement of tax. See Actual Knowledge or Reason to Know, defined below.
- Considering all the facts and circumstances, it would be unfair to hold you liable for the understatement of tax. See Indications of Unfairness for Innocent Spouse Relief, below.
- You and your spouse (or former spouse) have not transferred property to one another as part of a fraudulent scheme. A fraudulent scheme includes a scheme to defraud the IRS or another third party, such as a creditor, ex-spouse, or business partner.
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