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My spouses cashed s retirement fund in 2013 while being

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Hello, my spouses cashed his retirement fund in 2013 while being separated without my knowledge but unfortunately we filled together that year, he did not reported the amount. Now the IRS is after both of us. We are divorce now. Pls what can I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Dear Customer,

I am sorry to learn about this situation. The IRS does provide "innocent spouse relief" (see: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc205.html), but I highly recommend that you retain a local attorney to assist you with this matter (appearing and defending yourself in tax court is not as daunting as most general civil cases, but it is quite important to do so aggressively from the beginning). You can find local attorneys using the State and local Bar Association directories, or private directories such as www.AVVO.com; www.FindLaw.com; or www.Martindale.com (I personally find www.AVVO.com to be the most user friendly).