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Injured Spouse Relief

Information and Forms

You may qualify for injured spouse reliefe if you filed a joint tax return and all or part of your refund was take to pay your spouce's separate debt, like child support or student loan debt. In this subtopic you will find information to see if you might qualify for injured spouse relief and how to ask for it.

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Filing for Taxes after Divorce or Separation (FAQs)

Learn about filing status and tax credits and deductions for children after a divorce or separation.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides free legal help to eligible individuals who have a dispute with the IRS. Find out what kind of help is available through LITC.

My spouse lied on our tax return and now we owe back taxes. Is there anything that I can do?

Learn about IRS programs available to help if your spouse lied on your tax return.

Seven Facts about Injured Spouse Relief

This resource by the IRS has information about the injured spouse relief and how to apply.

Injured Spouse Relief Application (Form 8379)

A link to the form to ask for Injured Spouse Relief. Make sure to read the instructions before filling out the form.

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