Posts tagged equitable relief.

When spouses file a joint income tax return each is jointly and severally liable not only for the reported tax liability, but also for any additional taxes, penalties and interest later claimed by the IRS as due.  A spouse can request relief from this joint liability by filing a request for innocent spouse relief with the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS states that an innocent spouse request must be filed within two years after the date initial collection activities for the unpaid taxes have begun.  The United States Tax Court has repeatedly disagreed with the IRS, however, ruling in ...

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