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Wife Entitled to Innocent Spouse Relief and Tax Refund

In a recent case, the United States Tax Court found that a wife is entitled to innocent spouse relief and a refund of her taxes that were applied to a joint tax liability with her ex-husband. In the case of…

June 22, 2017

Ex-Attorney Held Liable for the Fraud Penalty

In a recent Tax Court case, a convicted and disbarred attorney was held liable for the fraud penalty.  Further, his ex-wife’s Request for Innocent Spouse Relief was also denied. In the case of Jack R. Durland, Jr., et al. v….

August 02, 2016

Unpaid Federal Taxes Soon Could Be Sent to Private Debt Collectors

In recent proposed legislation, both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are about to approve extraordinarily controversial tax provisions that would affect taxpayers with unpaid taxes due to the IRS. Although this legislation is titled Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and relates…

December 02, 2015

Tax Court Denies Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief

In a recent Tax Court case, the Court ruled in favor of the IRS and denied the taxpayer’s wife’s claim for equitable innocent spouse relief. The taxpayer and her ex-husband filed tax returns listing unpaid liability that was not paid…

January 06, 2015

Tax Court Grants Innocent Spouse Relief for Separated Husband

The taxpayer husband and wife filed a Joint federal Form 1040 tax return for 2008. Near the time they separated, the IRS issued a Notice of Deficiency for the taxable year 2008 based upon unreported cancellation of indebtedness income. Neither…

November 07, 2014

United States Court Denies Innocent Spouse Relief to Husband

The taxpayer husband and wife filed joint tax returns for 2006 and 2007. Unfortunately, the husband did not review the tax returns and did not understand that there was unpaid liability on the tax returns when filed. At the time,…

October 28, 2014

Divorce, Joint Tax Return, Responsibility for Unpaid Tax Liability

Have you filed a joint tax return with a former spouse that lists an unpaid liability that you still owe? Do you believe that you should not be held liable for the tax listed on that tax return? Under the…

October 14, 2014

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