Innocent Spouse Tax Relief in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

When a married taxpayer files a joint tax return to get the benefit of the filing status, the liability becomes  joint and several. Joint and several means that multiple parties can be held liable for the same event or act and all parties involved may individually be responsible for the total amount owed. The IRS is not required to enforce a collection action against a specific spouse first, even if the divorce decree states otherwise.

Innocent Spouse Tax Relief alleviates the spouse who was unaware of an understatement or underpayment of taxes. In order to file an innocent spouse request, one spouse is generally, but not always, required to prove that he or she had no actual knowledge or no reason to know of the understatement or underpayment of tax. Some reasons that may be considered justification for requesting Innocent Spouse are forging of a signature by the other spouse, fear of asking for information in conjunction with spousal abuse, or denial of access to financial records.  There are many other factors the Internal Revenue Service takes into consideration.



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    If the IRS determines you are not eligible for Innocent Spouse relief they might still consider Separation of Liability or Equitable relief. In some cases, but not all, there may be a 2 year time limit to file a request for Innocent Spouse Relief.  As soon as you become aware of your situation please contact us immediately.

    The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC can help determine your eligibility for Innocent Spouse Relief. Our team of tax attorneys, financial analysts, CPAs, enrolled agents, case managers, and legal assistants will review your case with you, and decide your best next course of action.

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    What Our Clients Have to Say

    Susan WilsonSusan Wilson
    03:27 25 Jan 23
    I have been very pleased with the solid counsel and guidance that Nick Nemeth has provided me regarding my tax issue. I found him to be honest and straightforward which I appreciated. I was impressed with his relevant experience and knowledge . He has definitely brought me peace of mind during a difficult and stressful time.
    Sarah HowardSarah Howard
    03:44 14 Nov 22
    I would like to thank Mr. Nick and his staff for the superb help that I received from them. My IRS problem was resolved quickly and efficiently. It took 2 visits to convince me that I was over my head. I thought that I could call the IRS, appeal my tax notices and settle on a payment plan on my own. After many phone calls to the IRS, waiting sometimes more than 4 hours with no resolution to speak of, it proved to be extremely difficult and stressful. Revisiting Mr. Nick was a huge wake up call. My account was reviewed, and a payment plan was established with the IRS within a week. I will be forever grateful to the staff who worked on my case and especially to Lorna who listened to me vent while going through this painful process.
    M WM W
    00:33 07 Aug 22
    I cannot say enough good things about Nick and his team. When I first met with Nick he was up front, honest, friendly and efficient. When I worked with one of his attorneys, Eric B, I was just as pleased. All of the staff there are nice and very helpful. I wish I hadn't waited so long to get help with my issue. Over 6yrs I tried getting through and getting anywhere with the IRS and hardly made any progress. I know this may not be the case for all, and even I thought it would take longer than it did, but 3mos and they had my situation straightened out. I still can't believe it. Thank you thank you THANK YOU for all that you did for me. This is a huge burden gone out of my life now thanks to you. If anyone needs help out there, I know you may not want to shell out more money to get their help but it may just save you in the long run.
    Spoilly GirlSpoilly Girl
    23:49 03 Aug 22
    The Nemeth Law team is exceptional. They treat their clients like a family member who is in crisis. They want you to get the best possible outcome. I really appreciate everything that they did for me. Jake and Ashley had the greatest role in my case and it all turned out for the best for me. Thank you Nick and team for easing my fears and getting me through the long process. I'm truly grateful.
    Eddie WaltEddie Walt
    19:44 12 Jul 22
    During a time in which competent, professional service at a fair price seems to have disappeared, Mr. Nemeth and his team are a refreshing breath of fresh air.From my first phone call to the final settlement of our case with a non-responsive IRS, they under-promised, over-delivered and were in constant courteous contact to make sure we knew exactly what was happening and where we stood.I hope to never need their services again, but, should I receive another friendly letter from the IRS...I know who to call!
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