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What is an Innocent Spouse?

An innocent spouse seeks to be relieved from the liability of their spouse’s tax issues. Relief from Joint and Several Liability is Section 6015 of the Internal Revenue Code. Married taxpayers who file a joint return are liable for taxes, interests, and penalties according to the return, as well as any other taxes the IRS […]

What is an Injured Spouse?

Taxpayers who file a joint return with their spouse and have part (or all) of their share of overpayment applied to a spouse’s past tax debts may be entitled to claim a refund as an injured spouse. A spouse’s past debts can include: Tax liability Child/spousal support Federal non-tax debt State income tax Situational Example: […]