At times, filing your taxes with your significant other can offer many financial advantages. However other times, it can generate more problems. If you are wedded and file a joint return, it implies that all parties are equally responsible for the tax liability, regardless of if one person contributed more or all of the taxable income. If the IRS discovers that there was a tax deficiency, they go after each spouse individually. Nonetheless, innocent spouse tax relief can be availed to you, which relieves you of the tax liability, as well as interest and penalties, under specific conditions.
Did you know that it is possible to ask for spousal relief no matter how small the liability might be? For you to qualify for Spousal Relief, you have to meet certain requirements. Contact one of our competent IRS tax attorneys at 310-883-7930 to find out if you are eligible.
Most wedded taxpayers file joint tax returns because of the benefits this filing status allows. If you file jointly, you might be held accountable for monies due, even though your spouse earned all of the income. Even if a divorce statute states that your spouse will be accountable for any amounts due on formerly filed joint returns.
Process for Innocent Spouse
Normally, the IRS sends a notice of change to both spouses, whether or not they still cohabit together. Often, one spouse will imagine that this is an error, however the creepy thing is, it is not. When the IRS tries fruitlessly to get in touch with the guilty spouse, the blameless spouse is harassed as well. This is the point and time when innocent spouse applies and when you should contact an experienced IRS attorney for legal representation.
Why innocent spouse?
Innocent spouse relief program was formed since the IRS comprehends that circumstances do arise when it is unjust to hold one party accountable for another’s tax liability.
When does innocent spouse apply?
If one of the spouses is mistakenly burdened with the tax liability as a result of fault of their other half for instance unknown tax fraud, then the blameless spouse can be relieved of liability if they are eligible by at least one of the three necessities as defined by the IRS.
Innocent spouse can apply for state or federal taxes. Since of July 2011, the IRS removed the two year statute of limitations, implying a longer window to file.
What do you need to know
The Innocent spouse relief at times can be very hard to get from the IRS. In fact, several cases are deprived of due to misrepresentation or errors. That is why it is significant to have experienced and competent former IRS tax lawyers at your disposal to ensure that your rights and your assets are protected.
If you did file a joint return or a married filing separate return while living in a community property state and you are the victim of a spouse who has unwillingly involved you in their tax liability, then we are here to help. Do not be mistreated by the legal system. Contact us for a free, quick, and confidential analysis and to see if you quality for innocent spouse. Contact us now at 310-883-7930.
LA Tax Law is a team of competent former IRS lawyers headed by Mouris Behboud, a former IRS Attorney who represented the government for over eight years. Morris knows what the IRS looks for and is a confidence negotiator who will fight hard to arrive at a swift resolution to your personal IRS tax problem.