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Divorce, Tax Liability, and Innocent Spouse Relief

February 23rd, 2017 | Written by Diana N. Fredericks, Esq. and Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.

Innocent Spouse Relief can be a strong defense for a spouse who discovers a tax liability during a divorce.  That is assuming the spouse qualifies as an “innocent spouse,” according to IRS guidelines.

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Do You Qualify for Innocent Spouse Relief?

March 4th, 2015 | Written by Daniel S. Makoski, Esq.

Most married Americans file their taxes jointly with their spouses. Doing so allows married taxpayers to gain some benefits over those who choose to file “married but separate”, such as higher phase-out limitations for deduction.  However, filing jointly also grants one large benefit to the IRS:  Joint and Several Liability.  Joint and Several Liability permits the IRS to collect a tax liability from one or both spouses without regard to whose income created the liability.

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