If your spouse makes a mistake on their tax form and you are filing jointly, you are also liable whether you are together or not. Therefore, if your spouse cannot or will not pay, the IRS may come after you. Divorce does not affect this at all, because the tax return at that time was still filed jointly.
But, if it can be proven that your spouse reported anything improperly or purposefully omits anything without your consent, you may qualify for the Innocent Spouse Relief program. Call us today and explain your situation. We can determine if you qualify and help clear your name. If you are eligible, let us help you start fresh today!