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What Is The Innocent Spouse Rule’s Equity Requirement?

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Definition of Innocent Spouse Rule’s Equity Requirement In previous blogs we have covered innocent spouse relief and its three objective requirements for approval (understatement of liability, no actual knowledge, and less than two years from the first collection activity).  But if the IRS really wanted to split hairs and deny innocent spouse claims, they could… Read more »

What Are The Elements Of The Innocent Spouse Rule?

How to Get Out of a Joint Tax Debt Using Innocent Spouse If the IRS had a motto, it would definitely be show me the money. The Service will collect every dollar of tax revenue that it can using any means at its disposal. However, there are always exceptions, and the elements of the innocent… Read more »

What If I Don’t Meet The Innocent Spouse Test?

  Alternatives to Innocent Spouse for relief from joint tax debt Anyone who has ever seen a Cops rerun knows that, in criminal court, defendants are innocent until proven guilty. But in tax court, taxpayers are essentially owe what the IRS says they owe until they prove their innocence. Establishing this innocence is not easy…. Read more »

My Spouse Screwed Me Over….Now What?

  Making a Case for IRS Innocent Spouse Relief We have tried to drill it in hard that when you sign a return, you are responsible for everything that is on that return, regardless of who prepared it.  So it should come as no shock that the same applies for a joint return with your… Read more »

IRS Innocent Spouse Relief: Three Different Variations

A Quick Discussion on the 3 IRS Innocent Spouse Relief Programs In this post, we will describe each type of relief to available to a married taxpayer who filed a joint tax return with their spouse, all commonly referred to as IRS Innocent Spouse. Both taxpayers are jointly and severally liable for the tax and… Read more »