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Innocent Spouse Relief

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Under normal circumstances, when married couples file a joint tax return, both filers are held “jointly and severally liable” for any taxes owed or any illegitimate practices that may be used in an attempt to avoid paying taxes. In other words, the government can come after either spouse for the actions of the other. Under Internal Revenue Code 6015, however, spouses in certain circumstances who are unaware of their spouse’s unlawful actions may be relieved of liability through a procedure known as “innocent spouse relief.”

If you are being held responsible for your spouse’s irresponsible or illegal financial behavior, our Glendale tax lawyers at RJB Law Offices can provide the powerful legal support you need to help clear your name and guide you towards a favorable outcome. Having helped countless clients overcome a wide range of complex tax issues since 2001, our skilled legal professionals can help you maintain your innocence and move towards a debt-free future.

Am I Eligible for Innocent Spouse Relief?

While the IRS understands that individuals can sometime fall victim to their spouse’s irresponsible actions, it also has certain valid reasons to be skeptical of claims of innocence. As such, innocent spouse relief protections are granted to individuals on a case-by-case basis and are subject to numerous restrictions and requirements, including extensive audits and questioning. Spouses who are revealed to have had any knowledge of their spouse’s tax cheating or who participated in the illegal activity themselves will not be eligible for relief and may be subject to criminal prosecution.

To seek innocent spouse relief, you must satisfy the following criteria:

  • The understatement of owed taxes was the result of your spouse’s actions;
  • You did not know of this understatement when you signed the return; and
  • It would be considered unfair to hold you liable for the understated taxes.

If approved, you could be found innocent of any misconduct and be relieved of any responsibility for a number of different debts and penalties, including owed taxes, interest payments, levies, and liens. Our attorneys can help guide you through this process and maximize your chances of securing the results you need.

Resolve Your Tax Issues with RJB Law Offices

At RJB Law Offices, our Glendale tax attorneys believe that nobody should be held liable for violations they did not commit. Whether you are still married to your spouse or divorced, our team of advocates can help determine if you are a good candidate for innocent spouse relief and can provide the compelling advocacy you need to ensure your rights are protected. As shown by our “Excellent” Avvo Rating and unanimously positive client testimonials, we have what it takes to give you a fighting chance against the IRS.

Time is of the essence!

Contact our Glendale attorneys today to review your legal options.


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