Taxpayers often find themselves in trouble with the IRS because of their spouse’s or ex-spouse’s actions. The IRS realizes that these situations do occur.
In order to help taxpayers that are being subjected to IRS problems because of their spouse’s or ex-spouse’s actions, the IRS has come up with guidelines for innocent spouse tax relief where a person may qualify as an innocent spouse. This means that if a taxpayer can prove they fit in those guidelines, they may not be subject to the taxes caused by their spouse or ex-spouse. They may qualify for innocent spouse tax relief.