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innocent spouse tax relief

How Innocent Spouse Relief Works

When married couples file a joint tax return, each spouse is equally liable for any taxes owed on that tax return. The IRS can legally go after either spouse (even if divorced) for the taxes owed. The IRS and some states understand that there are circumstances in which  it would not be fair to hold a certain spouse responsible for back taxes or unpaid taxes. Therefore, innocent spouse relief (ISR) was created.

With innocent spouse relief the IRS and some states allow the “innocent” party to not be held liable for the taxes owed that resulted from errors or mistakes made by the other party. If taxing authorities (through extensive tax filings and personal documentation) determine that an individual qualifies for innocent spouse relief, they may release full tax liability from the individual.

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-Nicholas Jones - 08/04/2020

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-Julie Mccarthy - 08/03/2020

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-Josefina Mason - 08/01/2020

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-R Perreault - 02/05/2020

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-Bernadette Spade - 12/10/2019

Details About Our Innocent Spouse Relief Service

Our tax team will analyze your unique financial situation and tax background (by requesting tax transcripts) and make a determination if innocent spouse relief is a likely option for you. If it is, we will first initiate a request to stop any collection actions that the IRS or State may be taking against you.

Once a determination is made that you qualify, our tax team will work on your behalf to file the correct forms and other detailed documentation that is required to get your case approved and your tax problems resolved. We will make sure that all collection actions are halted immediately against you while the application process is in the works.

We will let you know if you are not a good candidate for innocent spouse relief. If you aren’t, we will find the next best alternative for your unique situation.

Why Leverage Our Tax Team for ISR Help?

Our tax professionals are experienced with innocent spouse filings and will be able to quickly make a determination if this option would be the best for your situation. If you do not qualify for this type of agreement our tax professionals will work with you to find the next best option. We will handle the IRS and State for you and all you need to do is work with us on getting together the required documentation. Our goal is to make it as stress-free and as easy as possibly for you.