Innocent Spouse Relief FAQ

March 25, 2014

When Should I Consider Filing for Innocent Spouse Relief?

Finding out that your partner has been cheating on your jointly-filed taxes can come as a great surprise. After finding out about the erroneous items on […]
March 25, 2014

What types of innocent spouse relief are available?

There are three avenues of relief that Congress has given innocent spouses. The traditional approach to obtaining innocent spouse relief is centered around a request authorized […]
March 25, 2014

How soon can I file for Innocent Spouse Relief?

Innocent Spouse Relief can be requested at any point after the taxpayer(s) have received a notification of examination. If a request for Innocent Spouse Relief is […]
March 25, 2014

Understatement of income vs. underpayment of tax

When dealing with a situation where a spouse has been untruthful to not only the IRS, but their spouse, it is important to understand what kind […]
March 25, 2014

Can I appeal a denial of innocent spouse relief?

A taxpayer will know the status of their relief claim when the IRS issues a Notice of Preliminary Determination. The notice will contain information regarding the […]
March 25, 2014

What is Injured Spouse Relief?

Injured spouse and innocent spouse relief are two different types of relief and requested by filing two different forms with the IRS. Innocent spouse relief is […]