U.S. Taxpayers Who are Victims of Domestic Abuse Should Know Their Rights
- Monday, October 30, 2017
Domestic abuse often includes control over finances. An important part of managing finances is understanding one’s tax rights. Taxpayers have the right to expect the IRS to consider facts and circumstances that might affect the individual’s taxes.
Taxpayers have the right to:
Taxpayers also have the right to request relief from the liability shown on a joint return. This is known as innocent spouse relief. Here are a couple of examples:
To apply for Innocent Spouse Relief, a taxpayer fills out Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief.
This article appears courtesy of Tax Tip 2017-62, October 19, 2017 - from IRS.gov