It is sad, but true: many people who have an ongoing tax debt do not tell their spouse about it. Unfortunately, this puts the spouse in a precarious position, if they sign their name to joint tax returns and unknowingly become liable for the tax debt. Sometimes they discover the debt in a divorce, other times through a knock on the door by a taxation authority.
The good news in this difficult situation is that, if the innocent spouse has been paying their own taxes, it is possible for them to be released from liability for their spouse’s tax debt. You do not have to go through a divorce to apply for this relief.
Seeking innocent spouse relief is a difficult process, but it can be worth it. Plachta, Murphy & Associates has helped hundreds of innocent spouses get relief from thousands of dollars in taxes owed by their spouses. Learning that you are being held responsible for unpaid taxes that you were unaware of can cause feelings of anger, shame, resentment, and anxiety.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates understands that situations like this involve great personal as well as financial stress, and we offer peace for your mind as well as relief for your finances. Our Tax Resolution team includes experienced tax attorneys and an enrolled agent with the IRS. You don't have to struggle through your tax troubles alone; we will help you find the way out.
Plachta, Murphy & Associates offers you our knowledge of local, state, and federal tax law as well as over two decades of experience helping clients resolve their tax issues, including seeking innocent spouse relief. We offer you not only our legal skill and tax knowledge, but also the assurance that you are not alone in your tax resolution issues. We are not a one-size fits all national tax resolution practice. Rather, we take pride in one-on-one personal and confidential service. We take the time to meet with you, look at your individual and business situation, and find the right resolution so you can obtain financial freedom. Whatever the nature or complexity of your tax issue, we invite you to contact Plachta, Murphy & Associates to schedule a consultation with a member of our Tax Resolution team.