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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 843 Liability

Instructions and Help about Form 843 Liability

Music many married taxpayers choose to file a joint tax return because of certain benefits this filing status allows them when filing jointly both taxpayers are jointly and severally liable for the tax and any additions to tax interest or penalties that arise from the joint return even if they later divorce joint and several liability means that each taxpayer is legally responsible for the entire liability thus both spouses on a married filing jointly return are generally held responsible for all the tax due even if one spouse earned all the income or claimed improper deductions or credits this is also true even if a divorce decree states that a former spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint returns in some cases however a spouse can get relief from being jointly and severally liable there are three types of relief from the joint and several liability of a joint return innocent spouse relief provides you relief from additional tax you owe if your spouse or former spouse failed to report income reported income improperly or claimed improper deductions or credits separation of liability relief provides for the separate allocation of additional tax owed between you and your former spouse or your current spouse your legally separated from or not living with when an item wasn't reported properly on a joint return you're then responsible for the amount of tax allocated to you equitable relief may apply when you don't qualify for innocent spouse relief or separation of liability relief for something not reported properly on a joint return and generally attributable to your spouse you may also qualify for equitable relief if the amount of tax reported is correct on your joint return but the tax wasn't paid with a return you must request...