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A different sort of tax question for ya...

Anonymous
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My ex husband and I seperated in 2011.  He dissappeared off of the face of the earth.  I filed taxes on my own.  Finally in 2014 I was able to get the divorce finalized without him being present.  I have not seen him since mid-2011.  I have filed my taxes each year. 

I just found out he hasn't filed taxes at all during all this time.

Will it affect me?

And yes...I have a call into a lawyer...but a bit anxious.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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paTrollDog
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM
Ouch. That very well may be the case since y'all were still legally married. Good luck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Did you file married filing separately?  It shouldn't affect you if you did.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM
Probably not. Federally as long as you are separated for a year, you can legally file single even if you are married.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:44 AM

 

Quoting paTrollDog: Ouch. That very well may be the case since y'all were still legally married. Good luck.

 I am hoping not.  I have all kinds of proof of attempts to contact him.  He left rehab against court orders. 

Harlot
by lecoeur on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:45 AM

This

Quoting Anonymous 2:

Did you file married filing separately?  It shouldn't affect you if you did.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:45 AM
As long as you filed separately, you're fine.
bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:46 AM
No, it shouldn't have anything to do with you. By the IRS rules, while you were separated the entire year you should have been filing single. If you filed married filing separately, I guess it could be a problem, you'll just have to ask a tax person.
caustinb
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:47 AM
Damn. I'm pretty sure the innocent spouse argument would apply to you. I know it would in our state, I bet the feds would agree.
lauren.m
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:49 AM
Definitely contact a tax attorney. If you filed married but filing separate you should be fine. I'm not a lawyer tho
paTrollDog
by Ruby Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:51 AM
Hopefully it won't. Including court proceedings. That is what can drag the longest.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

 


Quoting paTrollDog: Ouch. That very well may be the case since y'all were still legally married. Good luck.

 I am hoping not.  I have all kinds of proof of attempts to contact him.  He left rehab against court orders. 

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