When a married couple files a joint tax return, it means that both individuals are responsible for the taxes that are owed (no matter who was the main income earner). If the IRS determines at any point that back taxes are owed, they are authorized to go after each spouse individually.
Innocent Spouse Relief (available through the IRS and in some states) removes a spouse or ex-spouse from the responsibility for unpaid taxes, penalties and interest that were acquired as a result of a joint tax filing error. This is an excellent option for people who are burdened with tax debt through the fault of their spouse.
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