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Injured spouse relief - Form 8379

If you filed a joint tax return and all or part of your portion of the tax refund is applied to certain debts that your spouse owes, you may be able to file Form 8379 to recover your portion of your refund. Do not use Form 8379 if you are claiming innocent spouse relief. 

Go to this section in Credit Karma Tax: Injured Spouse Allocation

You may qualify for injured spouse relief if you and your spouse filed jointly and some or all of your refund went toward (or is expected to go toward) your spouse’s:

  • Past-due federal tax
  • Past-due state tax
  • Child or spousal support,
  • Federal non-tax debt (like a student loan)
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