Archive for the ‘Innocent Spouse’ Category

How Tax Resolution Services Helps People Find Tax Relief

Monday, August 19th, 2013

If you want to know how the tax resolution process can help people get tax relief, I recommend watching this video interview I had this last February by KTLA Channel 5 Alan Mendelson host of “Best Buys with Alan Mendelson“ a television show that features the best deals and money saving ideas.
The video gives consumers a true understanding of the tax resolution process and that reputable firms like Tax Defense Partners
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IRS Help for Innocent Spouse Victims

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

I came across a Forbes article this week that should be good news for those folks claiming or who have already claimed the Innocent Spouse Defense. The article by Tax Girl Kelly Phillips Erb titled: IRS Proposes to Permanently Ease Restrictions for Innocent Spouse Relief, reports that the IRS proposes to do the following:

Extend the amount of time taxpayers can apply for equitable relief through an innocent spouse application. Under
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Eliminating Joint Tax Filing Could Help Innocent Spouses

Monday, March 11th, 2013

A Forbes article by contributor Peter J. Reilly titled “Time to Eliminate Joint Filing?“ proposes whether joint filing is really beneficial to couples. In recent years, Reilly has come to think that joint returns for married couples are not such a great idea especially at a time when the federal government is deciding its definition is of marriage through the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Other reasons for doing away with
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TaxMan Video Introduces IRS Tax Attorney Team

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Tax Resolution Services employs great professionals who help struggling taxpayers resolve their IRS tax problems. A recent TaxMan video introduces some of the Tax Team members responsible for this success: expert tax attorneys Tiffany, Parham, Anna and Amir. These hard-working professionals all share common goals: a passion for helping people and a desire to work extremely hard to represent their client cases to the IRS.  As the video below demonstrates,
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Tax Relief Expert Discusses IRS Relief Options

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The Tax Man video series has allowed both the Tax Team and me to demonstrate how we find IRS relief for clients, even those experiencing difficult and unfortunate financial situations. The cases in this latest video are representative of ones we see on a daily basis. What’s rewarding is that at the end of the day after peeling back the layers of their financial mess, we find real solutions for
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Tax Relief Weekly News Round-Up

Friday, May 11th, 2012

This week’s tax relief news has been quite exciting especially for Tax Resolution Services.
Here are some of the highlights:
Tax Resolution Services-2012 Stevie Award Finalists for Business
I am extremely proud to announce that both Brian Compton and I have been selected as 2012 finalists for the 10th Annual Stevie Awards. Brian was selected for Executive of the Year for Accounting, Banking, & Financial Services and I am a finalist for Maverick
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Divorce, IRS tax issues and Innocent Spouse Relief

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Going through a divorce is difficult enough. Settling financial matters with your ex (or soon to be ex-spouse) can be tough to accomplish…but in order to avoid future IRS tax issues; necessary. To help with divorce and IRS stress, I wanted to share a Reuters article called Tax Planning for The Divorcing and the Newly Divorced provides information on the most common tax planning questions so couples can begin to
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Filing Joint Tax Returns? Prevent IRS Problems

Friday, February 24th, 2012

An article in Smart Money Magazine entitled Your Tax-Cheating Spouse May Cost You, considered the benefits of married couples filing joint tax returns. It also discussed what you may want to consider if your spouse was not on the level with “your” previous tax returns. Filing separately from your spouse could prevent IRS problems from occurring in the first place, but in each unique situation this may not be possible.
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IRS Guidelines Help More Innocent Spouses

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service recently proposed new guidelines aimed at providing tax relief for more innocent spouses who request equitable relief from their income tax liability. A Forbes article entitled IRS Lowers The Bar For Innocent Spouse Relief, details how the new proposals address the criteria used in making innocent spouse relief determinations in equitable relief cases and adjust the factors used in granting equitable relief.
Since 2003, the Internal Revenue
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Tax Help News Round Up – Innocent Spouse change in regulation, How to Chose a Tax Pro, Give to Charity, Avoid a Tax Scam and More!

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

This month I came across a couple of interesting articles from my StumbleUpon I wanted to share with you. Here is a recap of tax news covering topics on all things tax, from news on Innocent Spouse relief, giving to charity, tax scams and more celebrities tax problems.
IRS does ‘the right thing’ for the ‘innocent spouse’ – Michelle Singletary discusses the IRS and their decision to remove the two-year limitation
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Individual Taxation: Recent Developments and Changes in Tax Law for Consumers

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

I came across an article called Individual Taxation: Digest of Recent Developments that summarizes recent changes and developments on individual taxation. The article goes into a good amount of detail to outline both last and this year’s tax regulation changes that will affect individual consumers. I highlighted some “best of’s” from the individual taxation article below. It is important to keep informed on tax law changes as most of these changes in taxation
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Tax Relief News: IRS Changes Rules to Protect Innocent Spouses

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Effective immediately the IRS will be allowing tax relief to the innocent spouses of those with serious IRS tax problems and back taxes. The new rules will help protect partners, especially those from abusive relationships, by granting relief to those who could have been deemed liable for a spouse’s tax problems. The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Saunders explains how the new rules differ from the original rule of a 2
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Tax Evaded by Kentucky Couple May Result in Prison Time

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Sometimes when a person is guilty of tax evasion, the IRS may assume their spouse (or ex-spouse) is also guilty through association.  In certain cases, the IRS has found that some spouses truly are innocent of their partner’s actions.  For this reason, the IRS set up the Innocent Spouse Claim program whereby a spouse may not be held responsible to pay the IRS back, but that is only if they
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Joint Tax Return Issues? What Marriage Means to Taxes

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

An article I just wrote about, Innocent Spouse Relief highlights a couple’s need for better understanding that after saying the “I dos” for better or for worse, each spouse inherits the other’s tax history. Should the marital bliss fade, the couple’s tax liability will not.
The reason for this is simple: the IRS views couples as individuals and holds both taxpayers responsible, commonly referred to as “joint and severally liable”. This means
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Tax Evasion Sends New Mexico Couple to Prison

Monday, June 13th, 2011

In some cases of tax evasion where a couple is involved, one person in the couple may qualify for Innocent Spouse tax relief.  That’s when one person of the couple has no idea that the spouse (or ex-spouse) is scamming the IRS.  Qualifying for Innocent Spouse relief means that the innocent party will not be liable to pay back the taxes, interest or penalties incurred by the guilty spouse.  As
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