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as you guys know its tax time for three years my sister in law has been haveing someone else claim my husbands kids and getting the money for them we have called the irs and the police they basically tell us there is nothing they can do what would you do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Has your husband been claiming them too?

    Ask your tax prepairer when you go in to have your taxes done.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • How? I'm confused? How did she get their SSN"s? Why isn't your husband claiming them?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Yes how did she get there SSN's?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • If she's not supporting them and they don't live the majority of the year with her then she is committing tax fraud. Tell the IRS to do an investigation and you can even call the FBI to report her crime.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • she got them from him they used to live together i guess he thought he could trust her. When he tries to file the two every year they tell him that someone has already claimed them its really frustrating
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • You don't say they are your kids so in the state I was divorced in the mother would get to claim the children unless she wanted to sign the IRS forms saying the father could claim them. The state could not force the mother to give up that right even if she did not file taxes because she has little or no income.

    If she is the one that claims them then she may be the one that has to report the problem.

    If the children are being claimed on two peoples' taxes the irs will probably find the mistake eventually. If your husband applies for financial aid for college and the other people that claimed the children apply for college there could be big problems with getting financial aid. My ex lied on financial aid forms and said we were still married and it was a big mess and he almost went to jail. I almost didn't get financial aid that year.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 2:06 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • 1:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2010 by: Anonymous

    she got them from him they used to live together i guess he thought he could trust her. When he tries to file the two every year they tell him that someone has already claimed them its really frustrating

    _______

    Claim the kids and contact the IRS stating they are HIS children and live with him and this "other party" is claiming them fraudulently.

    You may also want to contact either a professional tax preparer or a tax attorney.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:23 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Even if someone else has already claimed them, he can too. He won't be able to efile, but he can still file his paperwork. (My ex was claiming my children and not supposed to - I spoke with a CPA). When the IRS gets the info that the kids have been filed for twice, they will send letters to both parties and have them send information supporting their assumption that they are the rightful party to claim them.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 3:00 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • Here's what you do. File ASAP. File now if you have to and then amend to include correct amounts. That way, when she files, she gets rejected. The IRS will only contact the second person to file (we've been there). Like pp said,you can still paper file, just not efile. Then the IRS will send a notice to the second person filing. Raise crap with them if you can. THey problaby won't look into it if there's not a lot of money involved. They want deep pockets. Just be sure you have support to show that you should be rightfully claiming the kids.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

  • If he is supposed to be the one claiming them, file as soon as possible. Then when she files a flag will go up on both returns and you will have to prove who is allowed to claim them, by either court order stating such or reciepts, doctors records, school records, showing that they lived with you 6 months out of the year.
    heatherann0221

    Answer by heatherann0221 at 7:14 PM on Jan. 20, 2010

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