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Innocent Spouse

Where married couples have filed jointly and there were errors and/or omissions on their return, the non-responsible spouse may be relieved from responsibility for taxes, interest and penalties. Innocent spouse relief applies to both income and self-employment taxes, but not to other types of taxes (i.e., business taxes and shared responsibility payments). There are several requirements that must be satisfied for one spouse to take advantage of the innocent spouse exemption.

1. Requirements for Innocent Spouse Relief

In order to benefit from the innocent spouse exemption, the following requirements must be met:

• You filed a joint return
• The tax return must have an understatement of taxes (i.e., states that you owe less tax than you do)
• You did not know of the errors or omissions at the time that you signed the return
• Your spouse is to blame for the errors or omissions
• It would be unfair to hold you liable for the tax due

The first requirement is fairly straightforward, you must have filed jointly with your spouse in the tax year that you are seeking relief. An understatement of taxes is generally attributable to unreported income or incorrect deductions or credits. The income must have been received and unreported by your spouse, it may not be your unreported income. Likewise, deductions must have been incorrectly claimed by your spouse.

You will not be eligible for innocent spouse relief if you had actual knowledge of the understatement or you should have known. The IRS will look to a number of factors to determine whether you had knowledge. Often, the financial and educational backgrounds of the parties and whether the error was a significant discrepancy from prior returns plays an important part in the analysis.

In determining fairness to the innocent spouse, the IRS considers several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, whether the parties are divorced or separated and whether you received a significant benefit from the understatement.

If all the above requirements are met the innocent spouse will be eligible for relief. In such cases, the innocent spouse will not be liable for the tax, interest or penalties. If you fail to meet the requirements for relief, you may still be liable for other forms of relief.

Tax Relief Network has experience assisting countless individuals in obtaining innocent spouse relief. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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This illustration of the modern US tax system at a very high level view shows the processes to get answers to your questions from filing to litigation. This illustration provided by the tax payers advocate service shows the complexity of the stages required to get answers to solve your tax issues. If you would like some help navigating through this process we are the experts you need to have on your side! Please contact us at 800-TAX-4200 to speak with one of our team specialist for a no cost or obligation review.

Innocent Spouse

Where married couples have filed jointly and there were errors and/or omissions on their return, the non-responsible spouse may be relieved from responsibility for taxes, interest and penalties. Innocent spouse relief applies to both income and self-employment taxes, but not to other types of taxes (i.e., business taxes and shared responsibility payments). There are several requirements that must be satisfied for one spouse to take advantage of the innocent spouse exemption.
1. Requirements for Innocent Spouse Relief

In order to benefit from the innocent spouse exemption, the following requirements must be met:

• You filed a joint return
• The tax return must have an understatement of taxes (i.e., states that you owe less tax than you do)
• You did not know of the errors or omissions at the time that you signed the return
• Your spouse is to blame for the errors or omissions
• It would be unfair to hold you liable for the tax due

The first requirement is fairly straightforward, you must have filed jointly with your spouse in the tax year that you are seeking relief. An understatement of taxes is generally attributable to unreported income or incorrect deductions or credits. The income must have been received and unreported by your spouse, it may not be your unreported income. Likewise, deductions must have been incorrectly claimed by your spouse.

You will not be eligible for innocent spouse relief if you had actual knowledge of the understatement or you should have known. The IRS will look to a number of factors to determine whether you had knowledge. Often, the financial and educational backgrounds of the parties and whether the error was a significant discrepancy from prior returns plays an important part in the analysis.

In determining fairness to the innocent spouse, the IRS considers several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, whether the parties are divorced or separated and whether you received a significant benefit from the understatement.

If all the above requirements are met the innocent spouse will be eligible for relief. In such cases, the innocent spouse will not be liable for the tax, interest or penalties. If you fail to meet the requirements for relief, you may still be liable for other forms of relief.

Tax Relief Network has experience assisting countless individuals in obtaining innocent spouse relief. Please contact us today for a free consultation.

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