Innocent Spouse Relief Archives - John R. Dundon II, Enrolled Agent
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Innocent Spouse Relief

The Internal Revenue Service announced that it will extend help to more innocent spouses by eliminating the two-year time limit that now applies to certain relief requests under IRC 6015(f). The IRS launched a thorough review of the equitable relief provisions of the innocent spouse program...

This is an overview of actions the Appeals Officer takes during IRS Appeals consideration of an innocent spouse case. It references the IRS IRM 25.15.12.10.  The IRS Appeals Officer is to consider the facts and circumstances of the case and all pertinent information when making...

By completing IRS Form 8857 (Request for Innocent Spouse Relief) the innocent spouse is attesting he or she should not be held responsible for the other spouse’s liability. If approved, it does not eliminate the liability; it effectively transfers all of it to the spouse who created the liability. A...

There are five requirements the IRS assesses as part of granting innocent spouse relief: 1. Education Level - Does the innocent spouse possess the skill set, background, and/or experience to understand the jointly filed tax return? 2. Involvement in Financial Affairs - To what extent did...

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