Dallo Law Group Wins on Innocent Spouse Claim!
At the end of the financial crisis, our taxpayer was tricked into signing a tax return that owed more than $80,000 they could not pay. No sooner was the ink dry on the tax return than the spouse filed for divorce. Over time, this debt grew to over $100,000, leaving the taxpayer stuck with a bill they would never be able to resolve.
We were hired initially to negotiate a payment plan and put the taxpayer back on track. But seeing an opportunity, we shifted our strategy to eliminate the ex-spouse debt entirely. Our core strategy of attacking problems like this from an administrative level (as a CPA would do) and from a legal perspective (as attorneys) gives us multiple strategies to conquer taxes. Being able to see tax returns from both perspectives gives us a clear edge.
Using the Innocent Spouse rules, we intervened. We stopped the garnishments and levies, pursued the innocent spouse claim, and reduced the tax bill by completely eliminating $41,113 in tax, additional interest, and penalties incurred by the deadbeat spouse. After 8 years of living under threat of the IRS, our taxpayer has finally been able to put their divorce behind them.