If the IRS comes after you due to the activities of a spouse and you did not know about nor did you have any role in the activities, you may be eligible for Innocent Spouse Relief. There are three types of relief available from a joint tax return liability: innocent spouse relief, separation of liability relief, and equitable relief.
If you are experiencing consequences of a spouse’s tax activities and you were not involved, use the IRS Form 8857 to request innocent spouse relief. Through this form of tax resolution, you may be able to have the tax debt and penalties removed or have your portion of the tax liability decreased. If you’d like assistance with the innocent spouse process, our team of knowledgeable, trusted tax professionals are here to help.
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