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Applying for Innocent Spouse Relief

To apply for Innocent Spouse relief, 

  • File Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief and
  • Attach a statement explaining why you qualify for relief.

Here are some helpful links to the request form and complete instructions:

Where to File:

Send the Form 8857 and the statement to the following address:

   Internal Revenue Service
   Innocent Spouse
   Stop 840-F
   PO Box 120053
   Covington, KY 41012


You may fax the Form 8857 and attachments to the IRS at 855-233-8558.

 Please write your name and social security number on any attachments.


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Oct-2014