Taxpayers can find themselves in hot water with the IRS because of mistakes or misrepresentations of income on joint tax returns filed with their spouse or former spouse. Often times one party feels they were not the cause of the improperly reported income and should not be held responsible for the back taxes, penalties and interest. In this case, they may be able to file for innocent spouse relief.
We help individuals throughout the Northern New Jersey area get the innocent spouse tax relief they deserve. If you think you qualify, call us now at 201-523-9442. We’ll make arrangements for a free consultation to discuss your situation and help you through the process of filing for the appropriate type of innocent spouse relief.
By requesting classic innocent spouse relief, you can avoid being held responsible for paying tax, interest, and penalties if your spouse (or former spouse) improperly reported items or omitted items on your joint tax return.
Under this type of relief, you divide the understatement of tax plus interest and penalties on your joint return between you and your spouse (or former spouse). This type of relief is only for unpaid tax amounts, there are no refunds allowed.
If you do not qualify for the other types of innocent spouse relief, you may still be relieved of responsibility for tax, interest, and penalties through equitable relief. This is the only option that allows you to get relief for an underpayment or understatement of tax.