Did the IRS increase your taxes based on your spouse's unreported income or disallowed deductions? Did you signed a return with your spouse and were under the belief that your taxes were paid? Did your spouse forge your signature? Did your spouse make money through gambling or illegal sources? Did you receive little or no benefit from your spouse's income? Were you separated, divorced or living apart during the tax year? Are you surprised with the demand the IRS is making against you to pay the tax?
If you answered yes to any of the questions listed above, you may qualify for reduction or complete elimination of your taxes under the INNOCENT SPOUSE relief. In addition, you will not be responsible for any penalties and interest which can often be much greater than the taxes owed.
To have your Innocent Spouse claim considered, you must file your request for this relief on a timely basis. It is important that you or your tax attorney obtain all your information concerning the circumstances surrounding your claim and be prepared to argue your case. There are virtually thousands of different cases and facts which could lead the IRS to determine that you are an INNOCENT SPOUSE. A meeting is usually required to flush out all the relevant facts and structure proper arguments for your case. A successful determination of INNOCENT SPOUSE means that your credit record will be clean again, tax liens will be removed and that your wages and bank accounts will be safe from the tax collector.