Innocent Spouse: An Overview

What’s the difference between Innocent Spouse Relief, Separation of Liability Relief, and Equitable Spouse Relief? What are these different terms? If you have been reading about Innocent Spouse Relief, you’ve probably come across the term Equitable Spouse Relief or Separation of Liability Relief and might be wondering what exactly that is. We’ve even talked about … Continued

Injured Spouse Relief: An Overview

Injured Spouse Relief: An Overview Injured Spouse Relief is provided for under §6402 of the Internal Revenue Code. If the IRS grants your request for Injured Spouse Relief the IRS will stop taking part of one partner’s withholding, to pay the other’s debt. For example, let us assume the following: You married in 20×5 In 20×5 you … Continued

Innocent Spouse Relief

Innocent Spouse relief is provided for under §6015 of the Internal Revenue Code. Innocent Spouse Relief provides for relief from the Joint and Severable liability that arises from filing in a Joint tax return. In plain English, what this means is that Innocent Spouse Relief, if granted, stops you from owing the IRS and stops … Continued

Injured versus Innocent Spouse Relief?

Where is the Confusion Coming From? There is significant confusion about the difference between Injured Spouse and Innocent Spouse Relief. Not just by the public, but also by tax and accounting professionals. I suspect the confusion even among tax professionals stems from the following four facts. The names are very similar They are not common claims … Continued

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