Palm Coast, FL asked in Child Support and Tax Law for Florida

Q: Tax fraud was exposed during child support trial, is a judge likely to report it?

During my recent child support trial, it was discovered that my self employed ex husband made our minor son a business partner in his LLC. He stated under oath that he doesn’t disperse the funds that is filed with the IRS to our son. Essentially, he tells the IRS my son is getting a portion of buisness income but yet isn’t really giving it to him. He also stated that my son is unaware of this doing. He has no clue that he’s a partner in his dads buisness. My ex did this to avoid paying higher taxes as a sole proprietor. Hasn’t a criminal act been done here such as fraud? Also, what effect did this exposure have on his credibility regarding his finances with the judge? He had been less than forthcoming with information and documents. Thank you for any input. I feel as though my son is a victim here and who knows that the tax implications are. His dad has been doing this for years. I have all the proof. Thanks for any input.

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Linda Simmons Campbell

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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Burlington, CT

A: This is a very complex issue that cannot be fully addressed in this format. Call a good tax attorney directly. Most of us offer a free consultation.

Terrence H Thorgaard

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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: To answer your question, it is unlikely, although not impossible, that the judge will notify the IRS.

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