Innocent Spouse Relief

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How to file for innocent spouse relief? The eFile Tax App will help complete and e-File Form 8857, pages 1, 2, and 3.



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Injured Spouse

Adding the innocent spouse relief form is easy on eFile.com; follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to your eFile.com account or sign up free here.
  2. Finish your return by adding all your income and deduction forms - see how to add information to your account.
  3. Once finished, to add the form, click on Help in the top section, enter 8857, and click on Add Form. There are three total forms; you will need to do this for all three and fill them in based on your specific situation.
  4. Complete all the forms and save each; the Form 8857 will be e-filed with your Tax Return, due Tax Day or by the October e-file deadline.

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The form will be added to your return as you complete information and it will be e-filed via your eFile account with your return. If you just need to complete this one form, you can also complete and sign Form 8857 separately and mail it in.

Where to Mail Form 8857

Once completed, send your completed Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, to one of the following addresses.

If you are using the U.S. Postal Service:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 120053
Covington, KY 41012

For FedEx or UPS delivery service:

Internal Revenue Service Center
7940 Kentucky Drive, Stop 840F
Florence, KY 41042

You can also use the above address if you are filing this form only for a previous year. DO NOT mail your Form 8857 to any other IRS address.

Instead of mailing, the IRS does allow you to fax the form and attachments to them at 855-233-8558.

See more details about innocent spouse relief and more information via IRS Publication 971, Innocent Spouse Relief.

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