What is Innocent Spouse Relief with the IRS?
Innocent Spouse Relief states that if you previously filed a joint return with your spouse, and you believe that you should not be held accountable for mistakes made (or fraud committed) by your spouse, then you could be a candidate for Innocent Spouse Relief for your tax debt.
According to the IRS, There are Three Types of Innocent Spouse Relief:
However, the following conditions must generally be met in order to apply for Innocent Spouse Relief:
Assuming that you meet the conditions, what are your chances for obtaining relief?
Assuming that you meet the above requirements, the following eight factors show what would improve your chances of having an Innocent Spouse Relief claim approved and those that would decrease your chances for approval:
Factors for Relief
Factors Against Relief
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