No Innocent Spouse Tax Relief for Couple Who Face Five Years in Prison for Tax Evasion

The IRS offers Innnocent Spouse Tax Relief for people who find themselves in tax trouble due to the actions of their spouse or ex-spouse.   The IRS has set Innocent Spouse Guidelines to determine if a spouse will be held jointly responsible for the tax crime.  If you find yourself in an unpleasant tax situation where you believe that you may qualify for the IRS Innocent Spouse Tax Relief, do the following:  review the Innocent Spouse guidelines and FAQs, and seek the help of a tax professional from a tax attorney or an IRS specialist.  If, however, you and your spouse are in cahoots to evade taxes, then you may just find your story ends similarly to this one! 

James L. Jensen and Robin L. Jensen of Cordova, Alaska, were indicted in Anchorage on charges of evasion of tax payments, filing false income tax returns, and failure to file tax returns.

According to the 12-count indictment, James Jensen is a commercial fisherman, and James and Robin Jensen owned a cabin-rental business called Bear’s Den Cabins. According to the charges, James Jensen attempted to evade paying his taxes for years 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 – which, by 2001, exceeded $200,000 – by sending the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury a fictitious financial instrument called a “Bill of Exchange.”

The indictment also alleges that he created a number of nominee entities, including a trust and two corporations — “Eyak River Ministries” and the “Rhema Foundation” — in an attempt to hide income and assets.

Other counts allege that for tax years 1998, 1999 and 2000, the Jensens filed income tax returns with false deductions and expenses that resulted in payment of no taxes. Finally, the indictment alleges that for tax years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, they failed to file income tax returns.

They face up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Tax Resolution Services is a professional tax team that can help you find tax relief with your tax problems.  Got questions about the IRS Innocent Spouse Tax Relief or want to set up an IRS Payment Plan to pay your taxes?  Sign up online for a free tax consultation or call us at 1-866-IRS-PROBLEMS.

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