Innocent Spouse Relief
Many individuals choose to file “Married-Filing Joint” returns based on the benefit of filing together. When a spouse or ex-spouse is fiscally irresponsible or neglects to include taxable income on a return, the other or “innocent” spouse can petition the IRS to be excluded from what would ordinarily be a joint liability. This kind of relief is designed to provide assistance for those who are victims of fraud, oftentimes perpetrated by the other spouse or ex-spouse. Give me a call to discuss your eligibility in-depth.