My ex-spouse claimed improper deductions or credits on our joint tax return, and the IRS is now after me.
Spouses often file their taxes jointly. Unfortunately, errors in the tax return may present additional problems for divorced spouses. A woman, for example, may be liable if her ex-husband claimed improper deductions or credits on their past tax return. In such circumstances, the woman may be eligible for “innocent spouse relief.” To be an innocent spouse, the spouse must not have had knowledge of the tax error, among other requirements.
A person may decide to deal with the IRS without representation, or hire a professional. One capable professional is Dale O’Neal. He is an attorney based out of Fort Worth who specializes in the intersection of tax law and family law.