The tax industry has its own vernacular, which can be confusing for the average taxpayer. With terms like wage garnishment, liens, and levies floating around, it can be hard to determine exactly what your issue is and what can be done about it.
When a married couple files jointly, both spouses are legally responsible for taxes owed. However, the IRS understands that unique situations arise where a spouse cannot be held liable for errors made solely by the other spouse. It should be noted that innocent spouse relief is rather difficult to obtain and is granted on a case-by-case basis.
In order to qualify for innocent spouse relief, you must undergo an evaluation by the IRS. Factors under consideration include, but are not limited to, the spouse’s education, work experience, and whether the couple is married, separated, or divorced. The IRS must determine that you filed jointly, that your spouse or former spouse did not properly report income, that you had no knowledge of the error, and if the circumstances deem it unfair to hold you liable for the unpaid taxes.
Because these cases can be so difficult to prove, your best bet is to partner with a professional tax agency to help you build your case. Our partners have the experience necessary to negotiate with the IRS on your behalf to ensure the best outcome possible.
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