What is Innocent Spouse Relief?

You may find yourself holding the bag for tax debt that is actually the responsibility of your spouse, or ex-spouse. Fortunately there is a solution for this tax problem if your circumstances qualify.

  • Did your spouse or ex-spouse file a return with you that omitted income or resulted in an understatement of tax due? Were you unaware of this omission when you signed the jointly filed return?
  • Were there items on your tax return that were listed erroneously based on the actions of your spouse or ex-spouse?
  • Did your ex-spouse participate in a fraudulent transfer of property or assets that you were unaware of?

If any of the above conditions apply, you may have a case for “Innocent Spouse Relief.” This law provides relief from responsibility for paying tax, interest and penalties resulting from erroneous items claimed by an ex-spouse.

What do I do now?

Get Innocent Spouse Relief from Tax Help

By requesting innocent spouse relief, you may be relieved of responsibility for paying tax, interest, and penalties resulting from an erroneous or fraudulent tax return.

Innocent spouse relief only applies to individual income or self-employment taxes. Household employment taxes, individual healthcare shared responsibility payment, business taxes, and employment taxes do not qualify for innocent spouse relief.

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