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Innocent Spouse - Podcast text script

HI...I’M THERESA AND I WORK FOR THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE.
    
IF YOU QUALIFY FOR INNOCENT SPOUSE RELIEF...THE I-R-S HAS MADE AN IMPORTANT CHANGE THAT COULD HELP YOU. 

FROM NOW ON...THE TWO-YEAR TIME LIMIT NO LONGER APPLIES TO A PARTICULAR TYPE OF INNOCENT SPOUSE REQUEST. THIS IS THE TYPE OF REQUEST SEEKING WHAT IS KNOWN AS EQUITABLE RELIEF...THE KIND OF   RELIEF THAT OFTEN IS CONSIDERED WHEN PEOPLE ARE FACED WITH DIFFICULT OR INTIMIDATING SITUATIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE...THIS MAY APPLY TO VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE.
 
IF YOU QUALIFY FOR EQUITABLE RELIEF...YOU NO LONGER HAVE A TWO-YEAR DEADLINE TO MAKE THAT REQUEST.
    
MOREOVER...IN ADDITION TO FUTURE REQUESTS...THIS CHANGE APPLIES TO REQUESTS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY CONSIDERING.   

AND IF YOU’VE BEEN PREVIOUSLY DENIED RELIEF BASED SOLELY ON THE TWO-YEAR TIME LIMIT...YOU CAN REAPPLY FOR RELIEF USING FORM 8857...WHICH IS THE REQUEST FOR INNOCENT SPOUSE RELIEF.
     
BUT IF YOUR CASE IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED...YOU DON'T HAVE TO REAPPLY… BECAUSE WE WILL AUTOMATICALLY TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT YOUR CASE.
     
NOW...HERE’S A WORD OF CAUTION.
    
YOU SHOULD ALSO KNOW THAT THE TWO-YEAR TIME LIMIT CONTINUES TO APPLY TO OTHER TYPES OF INNOCENT SPOUSE REQUESTS AND THAT OTHER RESTRICTIONS AND TIME LIMITS...SET BY LAW...APPLY TO ANY INNOCENT SPOUSE REQUEST.
          
TO FIND OUT MORE...CHECK OUT OUR TAX INFORMATION FOR INNOCENT SPOUSES WEB PAGE.
    
YOU CAN FIND IT ON OUR WEBSITE — AT W-W-W—DOT-I-R-S-DOT-GOV.  

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 06-Nov-2013