Innocent spouse relief refers to relieving an individual of the burden of tax debt, as well as any penalties or interest assessed, if a tax issue was caused by a spouse or an ex-spouse without the individual having any part in the actions that may have caused the issue. In some cases, the spouse is not even aware of what was going on and has no knowledge of anything that led to the accumulation of the tax debt.
If you have been saddled with tax obligations that you feel are not your responsibility, but rather that of your spouse or ex-spouse, one means of tax resolution that you have available to you is to request exemption from having to deal with the tax issue due to “innocent spouse relief”.
In order to pursue this form of tax resolution, you must complete IRS Form 8857. You can do this on your own, but if you want to ensure that all paperwork and documentation is filled out properly to give you the best chance of receiving the tax resolution you seek, it is recommended that you utilize the services of a tax relief company like People’s Tax Relief to help you through the process.
Are You Saddled With Tax Debt From A Spouse Or Ex-Spouse? Contact Us Today!
If you are being saddled with tax debt that was created by your spouse or ex-spouse without your knowledge or involvement, call People’s Tax Relief for a free, no-obligation tax consultation at 866-788-8069 or fill out the form on the side of this page and one of our experienced tax specialists will contact you. After discussing your case, we can help you fill out the necessary paperwork to obtain tax resolution due to the “innocent spouse relief” exemption so you are no longer burdened with the debt.