TT is a young, divorced, single individual that was assessed $35,000 in back taxes, primarily from self-employment earnings attributable to a former spouse. TT was married at a young age upon entering the U.S. and divorced shortly thereafter.
The IRS can assert collection of taxes against spouses where the spouse signed a joint tax return, had knowledge or should have had knowledge of taxes that were owed, and had some degree of control over the finances of the married couple.
We were able to get the IRS to relinquish all claims of taxes owed against the taxpayer and proceed with collection against the former spouse even though the former spouse could not be located. We were also able to get the IRS to release previously filed liens within 30 days despite the fact that two other tax firms were unable to get these liens removed. Total professional fees approximated $900.