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Innocent Spouse Relief CPE Training Course



Course Title: Innocent Spouse Relief
Course Version: 4.0
Video Lessons: 24
Subject: Taxation
Online (Single Course): $50 |   
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CPE Credits: CPAs (3) Verify | Enrolled Agents and OTRPs (3)

Course Description

After a taxpayer gets divorced, he or she remains jointly and severally liable for taxes, even if a divorce decree states that the former spouse will be responsible for the tax debt. In certain cases, the IRS will grant relief to a spouse or former spouse, who will be relieved of the tax, interest, and penalties on a joint tax return.  This video course will examine the federal tax implications related to innocent spouse relief. By the end of this course, you should understand who can seek innocent spouse relief, the types of relief that are available, how a taxpayer requests relief and much more. Your instructor will use practical, hypothetical real-world examples to further examine these topics and test your knowledge of the most recent tax laws as they apply to innocent spouse relief.

Watch, listen and learn as your expert instructor guides you through each lesson step-by-step. During this media-rich learning experience, you will see and hear each lesson just as if your instructor were there with you. Reinforce your learning with the text of our course transcript.

We have incorporated years of classroom training experience and teaching techniques to develop an easy-to-use course that you can customize to meet your personal learning needs. Simply launch the easy-to-use interface, click to start a video lesson or open the transcript and you’re on your way to mastering innocent spouse relief.


Course Syllabus

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CHAPTER 1- Introduction to Innocent Spouse Relief
Lesson 1.1- Chapter One Learning Objectives and Key Terms
Lesson 1.2- Joint and Several Liability free
Lesson 1.3- Innocent Spouse Relief free
Lesson 1.4- Separation of Liability Relief
Lesson 1.5- Equitable Relief
Lesson 1.6- Requesting Relief (IRS Form 8857)
Lesson 1.7- Filing Deadlines
Lesson 1.8- Tax Court Review of Request
CHAPTER 2- Community Property Laws
Lesson 2.1- Chapter Two Learning Objectives and Key Terms
Lesson 2.2- Introduction to Community Property
Lesson 2.3- Community Property versus Separate Property
Lesson 2.4- Community Income versus Separate Income
Lesson 2.5- Specific Types of Income
Lesson 2.6- End of the Community
Lesson 2.7- Relief for Married People Not Filing Jointly
CHAPTER 3- Qualifying for Relief
Lesson 3.1- Chapter Three Learning Objectives and Key Terms
Lesson 3.2- Four Factors that Qualify a Taxpayer for Relief
Lesson 3.3- Understated Tax and Erroneous Items
Lesson 3.4- Actual Knowledge or Reason to Know
Lesson 3.5- Indications of Unfairness
Lesson 3.6- Factors that Influence Separation of Liability Relief
Lesson 3.7- Refunds and Proof Required
Lesson 3.7- Further Reading
Lesson 3.7- Conclusion

Innocent Spouse Relief CPE Training Course Overview

Course includes all video lessons and the instructor’s course transcript, a practice exam with evaluative feedback (find out why your answers are right or wrong), your final exam submission, and a course certificate of completion. The Innocent Spouse Relief CPE training course qualifies for continuing education credit for CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) in certain states, Enrolled Agents (EAs) and Other Tax Return Preparers (OTRPs) nation-wide.

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TeachUcomp, Inc. is an Approved Continuing Education Provider for Enrolled Agents (EAs) and Other Tax Return Preparers (OTRPs) nation-wide. We have entered into an agreement with the Office of Professional Responsibility, Internal Revenue Service, to meet the requirements of 31 Code of Federal Regulations, section 10.6 (g), covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors, and length of class hours. This agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Office of Professional Responsibility as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the enrolled individual.