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Injured Spouse Allocation

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How to File Form 8389 as Injured Spouse
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Injured Spouse

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The eFile tax app will help complete and e-File Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation.

We are not exactly sure where the term injured comes from in this context but here is an explanation if you might think you were injured  by your spouse. If you e-File a married joint tax return and all or part of your portion of the tax refund will be applied to offset your spouse's legally enforceable past-due IRS federal taxes, state income tax, overdue child support payments, unemployment compensation debts, or other federal non-tax debt, such as a student loan etc. In this case an offset - notice of offset - for federal tax debts is issued by the IRS. This notice for past-due obligations is issued by the U.S. Treasury Department's Bureau of the Fiscal Service.

If you need to find or add the Form, click on Help in the top section and enter Form 8379 then click on Add Form

The form will be e-Filed with your Tax Return, due Tax Day or by the October eFile deadline

If you missed both of these dates or have to file for back taxes complete Form 8379, Injured Spouse Allocation here and mail it in.

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