Certifying Acceptance Agent
IRS E File Provider
(Former IRS Revenue Agent)
Telephone: (480) 292-7604
Member Of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
Offer In Compromise
(Joint and Separate Tax Liabilities)
If you have joint tax debt(s) with your spouse and one of you also has separate tax debt(s), you and your spouse will need to send in one Form 656 with all of the joint tax debt(s) and a second Form 656 with the separate tax debt(s), for a total of two Forms 656.
If you and your spouse have joint tax debt(s) and you are also each responsible for separate tax debt(s), you will each need to send in a separate Form 656. You will complete one Form 656 for yourself listing all your joint and separate tax debts and your spouse will complete one Form 656 listing all his or her joint and separate tax debts, for a total of two Forms 656.
SETTLING JOINT TAX DEBTS BY ONLY ONE SPOUSE
If you and your spouse or ex-spouse have a joint tax debt and your spouse or ex-spouse does not want to be part of the offer, you on your own may submit a Form 656 to compromise your responsibility for the joint tax debt. Each Form 656 will require the $186 application fee and initial down payment unless you are an individual or are operating as a sole proprietorship and meet the Low Income Certification guidelines.