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A third form of tax relief for erroneous joint returns: equitable relief

In recent posts, we’ve been looking at potential avenues of relief available to spouses who come under IRS investigation based on a discrepancy in a tax filing. As we’ve noted, innocent spouse relief and separation of liability are exceptions to the general rule that spouses are both fully liable for misstatements on joint tax returns, but these forms of relief are only available when certain conditions are met.

Work with experienced advocate to seek relief from tax joint liabilities incurred by spouse, P.3

In previous posts, we’ve looked briefly at innocent spouse relief, which is available to spouses who did not know and could not have known about understatements in tax reporting reported by their spouse, and it would be unfair to hold them responsible for the understatement. Another form of tax relief that may be available, for spouses who don’t qualify for innocent spouse relief, is separation of liability.

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Work with experienced advocate to seek relief from tax joint liabilities incurred by spouse, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the topic of innocent spouse relief, and the conditions under which it is available. As we noted, an important requirement that for innocent spouse relief is that the spouse seeking relief must not have known or had reason to know of the errors. Innocent spouse relief cannot be applied to a spouse’s liabilities arising from such errors.

Work with experienced advocate to seek relief from tax joint liabilities incurred by spouse

In recent posts, we’ve looked briefly at the difference between tax negligence and tax fraud, noting the differences in terms of intent, evidence and penalties. One issue that can sometimes arise with tax returns is, what if an individual filing a tax return has little or no knowledge about what was reported?

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