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Innocent Spouse Relief (Taxes)

Authored By: IRS

Information about what you can do when you signed a joint return with your spouse and you thought your spouse had paid the taxes due, or the IRS increased your taxes because of your spouse's unreported income or disallowed deductions and you knew nothing about your spouse's unreported or erroneous items when you signed the return. Now the IRS is asking you to pay the tax owed on this joint return.

Last Review and Update: Jan 27, 2020