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Innocent Spouse Relief & Actual Knowledge

Innocent Spouse Relief This is the most commonly known form of relief, which can absolves a taxpayer from liability if their spouse or former spouse either did not report income, made an error in the calculation of income, or misapplied any deductions or credits that they were not entitled to.[1] Innocent Spouse Relief relieves a […]

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Theory of IRS Innocent Spouse Relief

Because of certain benefits that filing jointly allows, many married taxpayers elect to file joint returns. However, filing a joint return carries the added burden of both parties being liable for the tax due. In addition, under the Internal Revenue Code, married taxpayers who file jointly are each liable for any additions to the tax, […]

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IRS Innocent Spouse Relief Rules

This article discusses the IRS innocent spouse relief rules. When couples file jointly, the law makes both parties responsible for the entire tax liability. Under tax law, this is called joint and several liability,[1] which is defined as two or more persons who share responsibility with respect to the same liability (i.e., event or act). […]

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IRS Innocent Spouse Relief Requirements

IRS Innocent Spouse Relief Requirements – What is Innocent Spouse Relief? You and your spouse are jointly responsible for paying federal tax due, interest accrued, and any applicable penalties under the IRS innocent spouse relief requirements. This is especially true if you and your spouse filed a joint return. However, if you believe that your […]

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How to Fight a Wage Levy

You do not have to be passive when the IRS levies your wages. Tax attorney, Samuel Brotman, teaches you the steps needed in order to fight an IRS wage levy.

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IRS Appeals Office

Introduction to the IRS Appeals Office The IRS Appeals Office is responsible for resolving tax controversies between the taxpayer and the other functions without the taxpayer having to resort litigation. Appeals will normally get involved in case (upon taxpayer petition) after the completion of an audit, when collection action is being threatened, or when a […]

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IRS Offer in Compromise: What to Do When They Are Rejected – Part One

IRS Offer in Compromise Appeals – Introduction As a refresher to the reader, an IRS offer in compromise is a tax settlement with the IRS where the taxpayer agrees to pay a specified sum and the IRS agrees to compromise on the remaining liability.[1] Many people have seen the various national tax agencies on daytime […]

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IRS Reconsiderations – How to Get the IRS to Reconsider a Tax Assessment

IRS reconsiderations are when the IRS reconsiders taxes it has assessed when it receives information related to the assessment that was not previously considered by the IRS when it made its initial determination. It is important to note that this must be NEW information that leads the IRS to conclude that the assessment was improper. […]

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