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Innocent Spouse Relief

How to eFile for Innocent Spouse Relief
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The eFile tax app will help complete and e-File Form 8857 page 1, 2 and 3, Innocent Spouse Relief.

We are not exactly sure where the term innocent comes from in this context. The terms nonresponsible or nonobligated spouse seems more appropriate here.

If you need to find or add the Form, click on Help in the top section and enter Form 8857 then click on Add Form

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

You can also complete, sign Form 8857 separately and mail it in.

More details about Innocent Spouse Relief and much more to read about it.

Where to Mail Form 8857

Send your completed Form 8857, Request for Innocent Spouse Relief, to one of the following addresses. For 2020, the mailing addresses for Form 8857 have changed. If you are mailing with United States Postal Service or a private service, such as FEDEX or UPS, the address is now the same:

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

If you are filing for a previous year, use the following addresses. If 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
201 W. Rivercenter Blvd. Stop 840F
Covington, KY 41011.

Fax the form and attachments to the IRS at 855-233-8558. DO NOT mail your Form 8857 to any other IRS address.