Innocent Spouse Relief
Qualify and Request Innocent Spouse Relief
What Is Innocent Spouse Relief
Innocent Spouse Relief is an IRS tax relief program which allows you to claim that you are not responsible for the tax debt, interest, and penalties assessed to you because of a joint return filed by your spouse (or ex spouse).
The wrong information provided on the joint tax return is solely their fault, and as such you should be freed from the liability.
The IRS will require you to prove to them that without a reason of a doubt you have in no way benefited, had knowledge off, or took part in the wrongful information. Innocent Spouse Relief if properly qualified is a powerful IRS tax relief program which can protect you from tax debt you should not owe. MyTaxHelpAttorney.com’s tax professionals will help you better understand your case, to help you qualify and submit your request for Innocent Spouse Relief. Even if you do not qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief, there are many other tax relief programs
which you may qualify for.
Types of Innocent Spouse Relief
Relief by Separation of Liability
You may qualify for relief by Separation of Liability if;
1. You are divorce or separated from the spouse you are requesting the Innocent Spouse Relief from.
2. You must not be a member of the same household as your spouse for at least 12 months prior to filing IRS Form-885.
Original Innocent Spouse Relief
You may qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief;
1. You filed a joint tax return with your spouse, or ex-spouse that you are asking to be relieved from the tax liability. The joint return must contain wrongful information placed there by your spouse to lower the tax debt.
2. If you can prove that when the return was filed you had no knowledge, benefit, or responsibility for the understatement of taxes.
3. That based on your request for Innocent Spouse Relief, the IRS should deem it as unfair for you to be responsible for the understatement of tax debt. Common determining factors include;
A. Whether you took advantage of the understatement of tax liability;
B. Whether you were neglected by your spouse or former spouse;
C. Whether you are currently divorced or separated from your
D. Whether you received any money or financial benefits from the additional tax return funds.
Equitable Relief is only an option if you do not qualify for the relief by separation, or the original Innocent Spouse Relief. The IRS created this to help tax payers who do not qualify for the other Innocent Spouse Relief Programs, but are still being unfairly assessed with the tax liability.
Request for Innocent Spouse Relief
Requesting and qualifying fir IRS Innocent Spouse Relief is a complex process, you must complete IRS Form-8857
, which allow the IRS to determine your eligibility for the program. It is highly recommended that you speak with a tax professional who can guide you through the process, to ensure you not only qualify, but you properly submit and request the correct type of Innocent Spouse Relief for your case.
Hire A Tax Professional to Assist You With Innocent Spouse Relief
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