Herdman & Sakellarides
Attorneys at Law

Innocent Spouse Claims

IRS Problems

Many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows.  Generally, on a joint return, both taxpayer spouses are jointly and individually responsible for the tax due on the return.  However, if you can show you were not aware of an understatement or other erroneous information when you signed the return, the IRS may grant  you relief from paying the tax.  The three types of relief available are:

1)  Innocent spouse relief;
2)  Relief by Separation of Liability; and
3)  Equitable relief.

The analysis of whether you are entitled to one of the three forms of Innocent Spouse Relief is best left to a tax professional.  Our attorneys possess the required knowledge and experience to present your Innocent Spouse Claim before the IRS.

For a prompt evaluation of your case, we encourage you to contact us using our tell-free number at (866) 437-3725.