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Sec. 1.6015-0 Table of contents.

This section lists captions contained in §§ 1.6015-1 through 1.6015-9.

§1.6015-1 Relief from joint and several liability on a joint return.

(a) In general.

(b) Duress.

(c) Prior closing agreement or offer in compromise.

(1) In general.

(2) Exception for agreements relating to TEFRA partnership proceedings.

(3) Examples.

(d) Fraudulent scheme.

(e) Res judicata and collateral estoppel.

(f) Community property laws.

(1) In general.

(2) Example.

(g) Scope of this section and §§1.6015-2 through 1.6015-9.

(h) Definitions.

(1) Requesting spouse.

(2) Nonrequesting spouse.

(3) Item.

(4) Erroneous item.

(5) Election or request.

(i) [Reserved]

(j) Transferee liability.

(1) In general.

(2) Example.

§1.6015-2 Relief from liability applicable to all qualifying joint filers.

(a) In general.

(b) Understatement.

(c) Knowledge or reason to know.

(d) Inequity.

(e) Partial relief.

(1) In general.

(2) Example.

§1.6015-3 Allocation of liability for individuals who are no longer married, are legally separated, or are not members of the same household.

(a) Election to allocate liability.

(b) Definitions.

(1) Divorced.

(2) Legally separated.

(3) Members of the same household.

(i) Temporary absences.

(ii) Separate dwellings.

(c) Limitations.

(1) No refunds.

(2) Actual knowledge.

(i) In general.

(A) Omitted income.

(B) Deduction or credit.

(1) Erroneous deductions in general.

(2) Fictitious or inflated deduction.

(ii) Partial knowledge.

(iii) Knowledge of the source not sufficient.

(iv) Factors supporting actual knowledge.

(v) Abuse exception.

(3) Disqualified asset transfers.

(i) In general.

(ii) Disqualified asset defined.

(iii) Presumption.

(4) Examples.

(d) Allocation.

(1) In general.

(2) Allocation of erroneous items.

(i) Benefit on the return.

(ii) Fraud.

(iii) Erroneous items of income.

(iv) Erroneous deduction items.

(3) Burden of proof.

(4) General allocation method.

(i) Proportionate allocation.

(ii) Separate treatment items.

(iii) Child's liability.

(iv) Allocation of certain items.

(A) Alternative minimum tax.

(B) Accuracy-related and fraud penalties.

(5) Examples.

(6) Alternative allocation methods.

(i) Allocation based on applicable tax rates.

(ii) Allocation methods provided in subsequent published guidance.

(iii) Example.

§1.6015-4 Equitable relief.

§1.6015-5 Time and manner for requesting relief.

(a) Requesting relief.

(b) Time period for filing a request for relief.

(1) In general.

(2) Definitions.

(i) Collection activity.

(ii) Section 6330 notice.

(3) Requests for relief made before commencement of collection activity.

(4) Examples.

(5) Premature requests for relief.

(c) Effect of a final administrative determination.

§1.6015-6 Nonrequesting spouse's notice and opportunity to participate in administrative proceedings.

(a) In general.

(b) Information submitted.

(c) Effect of opportunity to participate.

§1.6015-7 Tax Court review.

(a) In general.

(b) Time period for petitioning the Tax Court.

(c) Restrictions on collection and suspension of the running of the period of limitations.

(1) Restrictions on collection under §1.6015-2 or 1.6015-3.

(2) Waiver of the restrictions on collection.

(3) Suspension of the running of the period of limitations.

(i) Relief under §1.6015-2 or 1.6015-3.

(ii) Relief under §1.6015-4.

(4) Definitions.

(i) Levy.

(ii) Proceedings in court.

(iii) Assessment to which the election relates.

§1.6015-8 Applicable liabilities.

(a) In general.

(b) Liabilities paid on or before July 22, 1998.

(c) Examples.

§1.6015-9 Effective date.

[Added by T.D. 9003, 67 FR 47278-47296, July 18, 2002.]

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