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Innocent Spouse Relief: Understanding the Requirements

TweetShare1SharePin1 SharesThis short article clarifies exactly how innocent spouse relief works as well as exactly how one can get approved for it. A joint tax obligation filing return makes both parties in charge of the tax obligation bill. It eliminates the requirement to foot additional tax debt with an innocent spouse relief if your companion

Innocent Spouse Relief – Defined

TweetShare1SharePin12 SharesInnocent spouse relief can be used when one spouse of a joint return is assessed additional tax based on the erroneous filing by the other spouse. This method can be extremely complex and usually involves the assistance of a tax attorney, but can be a viable option depending on the circumstances. Notice: JavaScript is

IRS Form 8379: Injured Spouse Allocation

TweetShare1SharePin1 SharesThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has the power to seize income tax refunds when a taxpayer owes certain debts, such as unpaid taxes or overdue child support. Sometimes, a married couple’s joint tax refund will be seized because of a debt for which only one spouse is responsible. When that happens, the other spouse

Injured Spouse

TweetShareSharePin0 SharesInjured Spouse The phrase “injured spouse” has absolutely nothing to do with being literally hurt. In taxes, you may be an injured spouse if you file a joint tax return when your partner has past debts the IRS can collect. Also if you should be obtaining a reimbursement, the IRS could utilize all or

Calling the Number Provided in IRS Correspondence

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares This has been a tough year for the IRS.  For a variety of reasons not the least of which is the pandemic, it has faced numerous challenges.  My understanding is that its performance in answering the general phone line during the filing season ranged somewhere between 2-5% which is not good but it’s

COBRA premium assistance credit under ARPA clarified

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares In 86 questions and answers, the IRS in Notice 2021-31 gave employers, health care plans, and insurers background and clarifications on how to provide premium assistance for COBRA health care continuation benefits to affected employees and other beneficiaries and claim a corresponding tax credit. The temporary premium assistance and credit are available under

Advanced Child Tax Credit

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Congress has passed legislation creating a much expanded child tax credit (CTC) and requiring the IRS to make advance payments of the CTC during the 2021 tax year starting in July.  The expanded credit provides a $3,600 credit for every child under 6 and a $3,000 credit for every child under 17.  The
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