Innocent Spouse Relief

Innocent Spouse Relief is a form of tax relief that can relieve you of your tax liabilities, interest and penalties as a result of filing a joint tax return with your current or ex-spouse.

Filing your taxes jointly can provide many benefits – and occasionally it can create problems. When you are married and file a joint return together it means that both individuals are jointly and individually responsible for the taxes that are owed, even if one spouse made the majority or the total amount of taxable income. It is important, and beneficial to understand that any IRS collection activity will stop when an Innocent Spouse Relief claim is filed.