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IRS changes position on two year rule for equitable innocent spouse relief

Notice 2011-70 expands the period within which individuals may request equitable relief from joint and several liability under section 6015(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. Specifically, this notice provides that the Internal Revenue Service will consider requests for equitable relief under section 6015(f) if the period of limitation on collection of taxes provided by section 6502 remains open for the tax years at issue. If the relief sought involves a refund of tax, then the period of limitation on credits or refunds provided in section 6511 will govern whether the IRS will consider the request for relief for purposes of determining whether a credit or refund may be available. This notice also provides certain transitional rules to implement this change.

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