You can be relieved of your tax debt plus interest and penalties if your spouse (or former spouse) improperly reported items or omitted items on your tax return. In order to qualify, you must have filed a joint return, and that at the time of signing, you did not know, nor had reason to know that there was an understatement of tax. The IRS takes into account all facts and circumstances and determines that it would be unfair to hold a spouse liable and declares he or she “innocent.”
If you are experiencing tax problems because of your spouse, a tax relief lawyer will assess the facts and circumstances surrounding the filing of your joint return and devise a plan to find the best tax solution. It is critical that your innocent spouse tax relief request be submitted by an experienced tax attorney to avoid payment of the tax debt, interest and penalties. Delia Law is located in Los Angeles at 10880 Wilshire Blvd #1101. Please contact our Delia Law IRS tax attorneys for a free consultation for tax resolution. You can do so either by completing our online form or by calling (310) 494-0100.