Did your ex-husband lie to the government about his income while you were married? Have you just discovered that your wife failed to pay her back tax debt in a timely fashion? If you file a joint tax return, the IRS can hit you with tax penalties related to your spouse’s wrongdoing—even if you’re no longer married. But if you can prove that you had no knowledge of or involvement in your significant other’s actions, you may be eligible to get those penalties reduced or removed entirely.
Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for:
- Innocent spouse relief, which provides you relief from owing additional taxes if your spouse failed to report income correctly or claimed improper deductions or credits
- Separation of liability, which only makes you responsible for the tax allocated to you rather than the full amount
- Equitable relief, which is available if you fail to qualify for innocent spouse relief or separation of liability but can prove that it would be unfair to hold you liable for the tax
At Orlando’s Price Advantage Accounting, we’ll be on your side from the moment you receive that first IRS notice until your case is closed. We’ll work hard to secure the best possible outcome in your situation. Our 40 years of experience in tax relief services have taught us how to handle various tough tax problems with consideration and care. Contact us now to learn more!