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Innocent Spouse Claims (UPDATE)

Recent changes in the IRS's policy regarding Innocent Spouse Relief may present a new opportunity for you to seek relief on equitable grounds under Internal Revenue Code §6015(f).

Identity Theft and the IRS

Identity theft is a very real problem in America. Every year, hundreds of thousands of innocent taxpayers face potentially serious tax, financial and personal problems because their identities have been stolen and used for illegal purposes.

Innocent Spouse Claims

Many married taxpayers choose to file joint tax returns because of certain benefits this filing status allows. Both taxpayers are jointly and severally liable for the tax, and any additions to tax, interest or penalties that arise as a result of the joint return — even if they later divorce.

IRS Liens, Levies and Seizures

When it comes to unresolved tax debt, the IRS does not hesitate to take drastic action. Individuals and businesses are often surprised to discover that a tax problem has escalated to a potential IRS lien, bank/wage levy or the seizure of assets like homes, cars and valuable collectables.

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Maintain Tax Exempt Status - Nonprofits

Maintain Tax Exempt Status - What non profits need to know to remain tax exempt.

Public Charity v. Private Foundation Classification

Supporting Organizations are now required to follow a stricter protocol under the new IRS rules. Find out what the requirements are and whether you should change classification.


It is important to understand the deductability of the costs and expenses associated with living in a retirement facility.

Are Taxes Due the IRS Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?

One of the most frequently asked questions by consumers who are contemplating filing bankruptcy is: "Are Taxes Due the IRS Dischargeable in Bankruptcy?"

Mortgage Debt Forgiveness and the IRS

With the collapse of the economy and crash in the real estate market, more and more homeowners are finding that their home is “underwater” in the sense that the value of the their property is worth significantly less than the mortgage or mortgages that are owed on the property.

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