Tag Archives: DIVORCE TAX

WHEN NOT TO REQUEST INNOCENT SPOUSE TREATMENT

The case of Kimberly A. Sorentino v Commissioner (Summary Opinion 2014-99, September 24, 2014) illustrates what can happen when a taxpayer doesn’t get the relief she needs because she’d asked for the wrong relief. Although the Court’s Summary Opinion may … Continue reading

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AWARD FOR DUMBEST DIVORCING COUPLE

 I have seen divorcing spouses do really dumb things but this couple takes the cake and wins the award for Dumbest Divorcing Couple of the Year. The case Shai v. Shai was tried in Palm Beach County Florida before Acting … Continue reading

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FORMER HUSBAND COULD NOT ESCAPE OBLIGATION TO PAY FEDERAL INCOME TAX DEBT UNDER A STATE COURT FINAL JUDGMENT BECAUSE FORMER SPOUSE SUBSEQUENTLY WAS DENIED INNOCENT SPOUSE RELIEF BY IRS

In Settonni v. Settonni, the Ohio Court of Appeals for the Eighth District, Cayahogo County (Case No. 97784, Released July 5, 2012), upheld a lower court ruling that denied, without an evidentiary hearing, the former husband’s timely filed motion to set … Continue reading

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INNOCENT SPOUSE CASE OF THE MONTH – JULY 2012 YOSINSKY V COMMISSIONER, T.C. MEMO 2012-195 (JULY 12, 2012)

Yosinsky v. Commissioner illustrates a common misconception of married taxpayer’s about joint and several liability for the tax owed on a joint tax return.  Contrary to popular belief the IRS is not obligated to pursue one spouse or the other … Continue reading

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DOCTRINE OF RES JUDICATA BARRED RE-LITIGATING INNOCENT SPOUSE CLAIM FOLLOWING IRS CHANGE IN POLICY REGARDING 2 YEAR LIMITATION PERIOD FOR BRINGING EQUITABLE RELIEF CLAIM UNDER IRC SEC. 6015(f)

In Haag v. Shulman, (Case 11-1979, July 2, 2012), the First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Tax Court’s decision that Kathleen Haag (Haag) was not entitled to renew her innocent spouse claim for relief from joint and several liability … Continue reading

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NEBRASKA SUPREME COURT HOLDS IN BOCK V. DALBEY THAT STATE TRIAL COURT LACKS DISCRETION TO ORDER THE PARTIES TO FILE A JOINT FEDERAL INCOME TAX RETURN

On October 6, 2011 I discussed and criticized in two posts, the Nebraska Court of Appeals decision (Bock v. Dalbey, 19 Neb. App. 210, 809 N.W.2d 785 (2011)), upholding a trial court’s order requiring Mathew Bock and Jennifer Dalbey, divorced … Continue reading

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INNOCENT SPOUSE CASE OF THE MONTH – U.S. v. MARY ELIZABETH MILES, ET AL. (NO. CV 10-2398 CW., US. District Court, N.D. California, March 30, 2012)

This is another lower court case not particularly significant as precedent but having some interesting aspects and leaning value. The District Court granted theU.S.’s Motion for Summary Judgment in its suit to obtain a judgment against defendant Mary Miles’ in … Continue reading

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