Asked in Tax Law for Mississippi

Q: My husband & my mother-n-law filed our taxes & signed my name without my consent or my knowledge of him claiming me.

My husband refused to give me any of the money. Is there anything I can do legally? He also claimed my 2 children who were in my sole custody.

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Jeffrey Anton Collins
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Jeffrey Anton Collins
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Naperville, IL

A: It sounds like you suspect that your husband has acted fraudulently. This situation is much more common that you might think. Therefore, IRS has organized several methods for you to report the tax return filing, to report the inappropriate claim of dependents, and to clear your good name. You will be able to file your own accurate tax return, and even claim your any exemption for dependents, to which you may be lawfully entitled.

Look at this page on "How Do You Report Suspected Tax Fraud Activity?"

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/how-do-you-report-suspected-tax-fraud-activity

I understand that you want part of any tax refund, which may possibly be fraudulently received by your husband. However, concern about refunds is not part of my answer here.

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