Innocent Spouse Relief
Generally, when two people file a return Married Filing Joint, both taxpayers are 100% responsible for paying the taxes shown on that return. However, there are a few exceptions to that if your spouse had taxable income that he/she did not report on the original return. Generally, by requesting innocent spouse relief, you can be relieved of responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse (or former spouse) improperly reported items or omitted items on your tax return. However, you are both responsible for any tax, interest, and penalties that do not qualify for relief. The IRS can collect these amounts from either you or your spouse (or former spouse). Innocent spouse relief only applies to individual income or self-employment taxes. For example, business taxes are not eligible for innocent spouse relief. We have represented many clients who qualified for Innocent Spouse Relief because their spouse did not report all of his/her income, and if you qualify, we can get that tax burden lifted for you. Call us today and speak to an experienced, licensed Innocent Spouse Relief expert who can represent you in this matter with the IRS, (832) 507-6124.