Is the IRS Keeping Your Tax Refund for Your Spouse’s Unpaid Debts
September 2, 2021
Hosted by Marcelino Dodge, EA
Been wondering what is taking your federal refund so long to arrive by check or direct deposit? Then, finally you receive a letter stating that your refund has been applied to your spouse’s overdue tax debt, defaulted student loan payment, or past due child support. Will you be able to recover any of your federal refund on the withholding from your W-2's or refundable tax credits? Yes, you may qualify as an Injured Spouse and get your portion of the refund. Or, did your spouse filed a tax return that you signed without reviewing only to learn later that you are now also responsible for a large tax debt from income that you knew nothing about? Is there tax relief available? Yes, you may qualify as an Innocent Spouse. We will discuss how you can file to your federal refund as an Injured Spouse and what needs to be done receive Innocent Spouse Relief. You do not to be penalized on taxes for your spouse's failing to be compliant with their taxes or other delinquent obligations.
The Tax Answers Advisor
Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
The tax world is always revolving and changing. How does the taxpayer keep up with both individual tax and business tax changes? The year 2020 saw thousands of pages added to the tax code. We help our listeners to understand the importance of using a licensed, credentialed tax preparer, such as an Enrolled Agent (EA), to prepare their individual tax returns and their business tax returns. You will learn how a proactive approach to rapidly changing tax laws will help you to pay the least amount of income tax possible. You’ll learn by working year-round with an Enrolled Agent. You can maximize both your tax deductions and your tax credits. Together we can help you create tangible strategies to achieve financial success and increase cash flow. By strategic planning and implementation, you can keep tax liability down in the future no matter what Congress does. The Tax Answers Advisor can be heard every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Marcelino Dodge, EA
Marcelino Dodge, an Enrolled Agent since March 2006, is an experienced tax professional who has over 21 years of experience. An enrolled agent is a federally licensed tax professional who is authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Mr. Dodge owns and operates Cash Tracks Financial Inc., a tax, accounting, life insurance and investment advisory business.
Mr. Dodge has been life insurance licensed since 1995 and investment licensed since 1996. He is uniquely qualified with a background consisting of more than just accounting and tax preparation. He is knowledgeable in many types of employee benefits programs including retirement plans and health insurance programs. Marcelino is uniquely qualified to speak authoritatively on how tax, insurance and investments all work together.
Marcelino has become an Intelligent Solutions Management Advisor (ISMA). As an ISMA, Marcelino now works together with clients year-round to take advantage of tax law changes and to implement proactive tax saving strategies. Plus, by working together year-round he helps individuals and businesses increase they cash flow. He has prepared tax returns for individuals, sole-proprietors, corporations, LLC’s and partnerships. He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals since 2011, and was voted the Lamar (Colorado) Ledger’s People’s Choice Tax Preparer for 2016 and 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in Pueblo.