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Filing a joint tax return can be a good way to avoid paying more than your family owes, however, this may also make you liable for your spouse’s tax debts, penalties, and accrued interests if your spouse has made improper claims or did not pay, even if you are no longer married. The IRS offers a number of relief strategies for a spouse facing additional tax burdens. These include:
- Innocent Spouse Relief, which can unburden you from paying because of a spouse's tax misdeeds.
- Separation of Liability Relief, which allocates taxes owed for which you are responsible for with a former or current spouse because of improper reporting.
- Equitable Relief when you do not qualify for the above but the amount reported was correct on your joint return.
Qualifying for Innocent Spouse ReliefYou must meet a few conditions to qualify for the IRS’s relief program. This includes requesting Innocent Spouse Relief no later than two years from when the IRS first attempted to collect, you filed a joint return with a deficiency or error attributed to your spouse, you swear that you did not know of this error, and you prove that it would be unfair to hold you accountable for the penalties of the debt. To learn if you qualify, contact our tax debt relief lawyer in San Antonio for a free initial consultation.
Representation for Innocent SpousesWhatever you are facing, taking quick action is essential. Let The Law Office of Tony Ramos, P.C. assist you. We understand just how stressful it can be both personally and professionally to face an additional tax burden that you are not responsible for. The IRS often has a false view of what financial assets you have, such as those which you do not personally control or those not available for repayment. We can work with you to ensure that the IRS has a clear view of what you really owe and what assets can actually be used to pay them back.
Our firm has earned a positive reputation for our dedication to our clients and our accessibility. Call us now at (210) 558-2834 to request a free consultation with a San Antonio tax debt relief lawyer.