Tax can be a veritable minefield for many people as it is so complicated. You might think that all you need to do is fill in a few details, add your financial income, and you’re good to go. But what if you jointly file returns, duly pay the taxes that are due and then suddenly you receive a letter from the IRS demanding more money. When you look at the figures, you realize your spouse has input figures that you were unaware of. Added to this, your spouse submitted the form for you, so you have vague knowledge about this situation, until IRS got in touch. What happens if your spouse separates from you? Tax Defense Partners has experience with this kind of issues and will be able to steer you through this difficult phase of life
If you fail to pay the correct taxes this can have repercussions on your financial state, your credit record and your life. If the scenario is one where your spouse submitted the tax form, then you may qualify for innocent spouse relief. You will need to prove that you did not know about your spouse’s actions or income. If you ignore letters from the IRS, your tax bill will increase as they will add penalties and interest to the outstanding debt. They may also take further measures, such as garnishing your wage.
The first thing to realize is that this is not an uncommon scenario and Tax Defense Partners have had many successes with innocent spouse relief cases.
Unfortunately, yes you will need to provide evidence of your case. Tax Defense Partners can help put a case together on your behalf.
Yes, the IRS will contact you both individually for the whole of the outstanding tax debt as you both have individual responsibility for the joint tax debt.
If your spouse has died, then you will need to provide a death certificate, and this will be provided as part of the case Tax Defense Partners can put together on your behalf.