IRS Relaxes Innocent Spouse Rules

WebCPA reports that the IRS has extended innocent spouse relief to a greater number of taxpayers under newly proposed guidelines. The new proposed guidelines are designed to offer relief to more innocent spouses who request equitable…

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Tax Court Grants Innocent Spouse

I just read an excellent post by Kay Bell on innocent spouse relief. Here’s how Kay frames the issue, but to see how it all ends you’ll have to read the entire post: Leonard Harbin…

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Great News for Innocent Spouses: IRS Eliminates 2 Year Rule

Paul Caron reports that yesterday the IRS released (IR-2011-80) Notice 2011-70 which abandons the rule that requires innocent spouses to make their claims for relief within 2 years from the date IRS collection activity first…

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Another Innocent Spouse Win for IRS

From the Journal of Accountancy: The United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Tax Court decision and upheld a Treasury regulation that sets a two-year statute of limitation on claims for innocent spouse…

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Innocent Spouse Writes Memoir of IRS Experience

When Carol Ross Joynt’s husband died she was consumed by grief. Then she learned that her husband owed $3,000,000 to the IRS and was now pursuing her for it. The experience was so traumatic she wrote a book…

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