Chicago, IL asked in Divorce for Illinois

Q: Am I able to get my ex's tax returns from the IRS - I know he's hiding something.

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1 Lawyer Answer

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.

Answered
  • Oak Brook Terrace, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The only way to gain access to his tax returns without his voluntarily showing them to you is to do it through the court. You would have to file a case involving money (e.g. child support modification), and Petition the court to require him to sign an IRS Consent form. Then, you send the form to the IRS, and they'll send you an abstract of his returns for the years you specify. They actually respond fairly quickly.

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