The IRS is saying that I am not an innocent spouse because I transferred property prior to my divorce. What should I do?

We are going to assume from your question that, while you were married, your ex-spouse filed a fraudulent joint tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you did not know about it, and did not have reasonable cause to know about it, the IRS may consider you an “innocent spouse.”

Innocent Spouses May Not Have to Pay, But First You Have to Prove It

The IRS innocent spouse exception exists so that spouses (or ex-spouses) do not have to pay for the tax fraud of their partner if they had no reason to know about the mistake. If you transferred property around the time the tax fraud occurred, the IRS may be trying to use that as evidence to show that you knew what your then-spouse was doing and that you were trying to get rid of assets so that you would not have to use them to satisfy your tax debts.

It is up to you to prove otherwise. You need to show the IRS a valid reason for transferring the property that has nothing to do with your potential tax liability.

Don’t Do This Alone

If you are unsuccessful in your attempt to convince the IRS that you really are an innocent spouse, you will be responsible for paying for your ex-spouse’s mistake. Do not take this risk. This is a time when you should be rebuilding your life in Oklahoma City, not paying for your ex-spouse’s mistake. Learn more about how to protect yourself today by browsing our FREE videos and contacting us directly to talk about your legal options.