In 2015, a taxpayer immigrated to the U.S. with her young child. She married soon after, but the union only lasted a few years. In 2019, she learned she and her ex-husband owed the IRS over $10,000 for tax years 2017 and 2018. During those years, the taxpayer earned less than $20,000 and had no idea how much her husband earned. She was not involved in the preparation of their tax returns and had not seen them before they were filed. In 2017 and 2018, she knew her then-husband was struggling with debt, but she didn’t have access to their accounts as he was very controlling and emotionally abusive. An LITC attorney evaluated the case and prepared a request for innocent spouse relief. The IRS provided a final determination in December 2020, relieving the taxpayer of all but approximately $300 in past-due taxes. While the innocent spouse request was pending, the taxpayer timely filed her 2019 return and received her refund. With the LITC’s assistance, the taxpayer was relieved of over $9,000 in tax debt.