The office represents taxpayers seeking relief of tax, interest and penalties on a joint income tax return.
When a taxpayer files a joint income tax return, the law makes both the taxpayer and his or her spouse responsible for the entire tax liability. This is called joint and several liability. Joint and several liability applies not only to the tax liability shown on the return but also to any additional tax liability the IRS determines to be due, even if the additional tax is due to income, deductions, or credits of a spouse or former spouse. In some cases, a spouse (or former spouse) will be relieved of the tax, interest, and penalties on a joint tax return. Three types of relief are available to married persons who filed joint returns:
The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is attorney advertising. Nothing on this website should be considered as legal advice or legal opinion. Transmission of this website and use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. Communication with attorneys through the website and e-mail may not be considered confidential or privileged. You should seek legal counsel before acting on any information provided on this website. While every effort is made to maintain the information on this website as accurately as possible, omissions or errors may occur. The law office specifically disclaims any liability as to information contained on this website. All rights to this website are owned by The Law Office of Steven L. Walker, A Professional Law Corporation.