Most married couples choose to file a joint tax return because the benefits of doing so are greater than any other filing status. When filing married filing joint, both spouses on the return are generally held responsible for the entire tax due, even if only one spouse earned all the income. In some cases, though, a spouse can get relief from being jointly liable for a tax debt.
Innocent Spouse Relief provides you relief from additional tax you owe if your spouse or former spouse failed to report income, reported income improperly or claimed improper deductions or credits. You must request innocent spouse relief no later than two (2) years after the date the IRS first attempted to collect the tax from you.
You may be off the hook for this the tax burden if it was not your fault but this must be proven and conditions must be met. We can help!
Edgar and Edgar CPAs can review your situation and help determine if this option is right for you. For more information, please click to Request a Case Review, fill out your information and submit. A tax professional will review your case and contact you. You may also call our office at (281) 306-0066.