How do I file my taxes if my husband owes child support?

Whats the best way to file my taxs, my hubby owes I think around 3000 dollers still in back child support......

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HappyWifeNmom

Asked by HappyWifeNmom at 2:46 PM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • LADIES!  SHE SAYS IT WILL END UP GETTING PAID.  SHE IS CONCERNED THAT THEY WILL TAKE ALL OF THE TAX REFUND AND NOT JUST THE PORTION THAT IS OWED. 


    My husband has been behind on his child support before.  It was NOT only because of a lost job, but also because once he started his new job it took the state 3 full months before they started garnishing it out of his check.  Sure, he could have just cut her a personal check bi-weekly, but what he gave her would never have been applied to what was owed and he'd take a loss on the money. 



    You ladies are so darn quick to assume someone is trying to take someone else for a ride.  You don't know the situation at hand.  Shut up!

    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 9:26 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Why not just file and let it get paid? Hes still going to owe. But if you dont want to pay his child support then you can file as an injured spouse and see what the IRS says. Sometimes they will give you a portion back and take half for the cs.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 2:55 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • married filed seperate? either way when he does his taxes he's gonna have to pay
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • file so that he can get as much back as possible that way he can pay off or pay towards that 3000.00 he owes.
    mamakirs

    Answer by mamakirs at 2:59 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Call a Professional
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:03 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Married filing separate.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • just pay if off so that you guys can move on with your lives. and then next year you will not have to worry about her getting your whole income tax.
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 3:14 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Ok first of all, its gonna get paid, I'm in no way trying not to pay it, he has his own that will pay his support off...but I just want to be sure they wont take all of it just to take it, can they only take whats owed in back support?
    HappyWifeNmom

    Answer by HappyWifeNmom at 3:19 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Why did he get so far behind? I wonder if the BM was able to tell her bill people "you have to wait I can't pay right now" ? probably not. He should be paying it. NOW. Not worrying if they are going to take it from his taxes.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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  • Good question. My dh owes some back cs too. I don't work though, so I'm leaving him to take care of this on his own.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

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