Innocent Spouse Relief
Liability for Married Taxpayers Filing JointlyThe majority of married taxpayers chose to file their taxes jointly. Generally, married taxpayers take advantage of a higher standard deduction and other tax benefits when filing their taxes together. Though, a great number of those married couples do not understand the possible liability that comes with the joint-filing status. Did you know that filing jointly allows the government to come after either spouse for the full amount of the tax debt, even if the debt or wrongdoing came from the other partner? That is where innocent spouse relief representation is needed. Even a homemaker who earns no income is considered to be liable and responsible for the full amount of any unpaid tax, interest and penalties. For those taxpayers who were once married but are now divorced or widowed are fair game for the IRS or California Franchise Tax Board if they were married during the tax year in question.
Innocent Spouse Relief Offers a Way Out
What Can I Do if I am Being Pursued for Taxes that I Know Nothing About?
Questions and Answers About Innocent Spouse Relief
- Can I Engage in Tax Planning to Avoid Common Innocent Spouse Relief Scenarios?
- When Can a Taxpayer Qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief?
- Actions The IRS Can Take If You Don’t Seek Innocent Spouse Relief?
- What is Injured Spouse Relief?
- Can I appeal a denial of innocent spouse relief?
- Understatement of income vs. underpayment of tax
- How soon can I file for Innocent Spouse Relief?
- What types of innocent spouse relief are available?
- When Should I Consider Filing for Innocent Spouse Relief?
- I was forced to sign my erroneous return
- My spouse or ex-spouse lied on tax return
- Signed joint return that was wrong. Can I be granted relief