Encino, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) November 30, 2010
In these troubled economic times, taxpayers owing sizable delinquent back taxes, interest, and penalties to the IRS are up against incredible odds as the IRS has increased its enforcement to pursue taxpayers large and small for amounts owed. And for couples filing joint tax returns, it's important to keep in mind that each spouse is 100 percent liable for 100 percent of the tax debt owed, even if one spouse has no idea about the financial activity of the other.
According to tax relief expert Michael Rozbruch, there are tax laws that protect qualifying innocent spouses from underreported income and/or underpayment of taxes, interest, and penalties related to the liable spouse or former liable spouse.
“Taxpayers often find themselves in trouble with the IRS because of their spouses or ex-spouse’s actions,” said Michael Rozbruch, founder and CEO of Tax Resolution Services, Co., an Inc. 5000 company. “The IRS realizes that these situations do, in fact, occur and as a result there are tax laws that protect qualifying innocent spouses from the liable spouse’s actions.
In order to resolve back taxes and IRS penalties by qualifying for tax relief as an innocent Spouse, taxpayers, in most cases, are presently divorced, separated or living apart and must meet all the requirements set by the IRS, chief among them, that the innocent spouse did not know, or had no reason to know their (liable) spouse understated their income or underpaid their tax. Additionally, to qualify, taxpayers must request IRS innocent spouse relief within 2 years after the date on which the IRS first began collection activity.
“An experienced tax attorney, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, or CPA can help innocent spouses increase their chances of potentially reducing their tax liability and avoiding further IRS penalties,” said Rozbruch. We can also help spouses understand whether this relief applies to their specific situation and how best to present their facts and vigorously represent them before the IRS. Other Innocent Spouse options include Separation of Liability and Equitable Relief which may be available to them for tax relief depending on the facts and circumstances.
To learn more about how to qualify for tax relief as an innocent spouse, visit TaxResolution.com/tax-relief-for-innocent-spouses.asp
Tax Resolution Services, Co., is dedicated to providing affordable solutions to businesses and individuals alike who find themselves in trouble with the IRS. Our tax attorneys, CPAs, and tax relief professionals have successfully resolved thousands of cases since 1998 and are committed to making sure our clients’ experiences exceed their expectations. For more information or to receive a free tax relief consultation, visit TaxResolution.com or call 888-851-5894.