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Explore if you are an Eligible Innocent Spouse

Unfortunately, in marriage and life, everything is not always "Happily Ever After". If that is the case, what can you do?

If you filed a joint return or a married filing separate return while living in a community property state and your situation is not "Happily Ever After"; the IRS wants to help!

Many married taxpayers file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows. If you did so, you may be held responsible for monies due, even if your spouse earned all of the income - And this is true even if a divorce decree states that your spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint returns.

In order to qualify for Spousal Relief, you must meet certain conditions. Please continue if you are interested in exploring whether you might qualify for relief.


Did you file a joint Federal tax return AND did the IRS take your refund to satisfy your SPOUSE'S OR FORMER SPOUSE'S past due Federal tax, child support, or Federal non-tax debt, such as a student loan?

Yes | No




Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Oct-2014