Who Pays When A Spouse Hides Income?

The IRS wants to clarify joint-return liability

A divorce is bad enough without the surprise of finding you owe taxes on income your estranged spouse didn't report to the Internal Revenue Service. Congress recognized that problem in 1998 when it passed the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act. The law made it easier for so-called innocent spouses who signed joint returns to get relief from liability for taxes on income their husbands or wives hid from them and Uncle Sam.

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