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2 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Identity Theft for Arkansas on

Q: Can I still file married joint if my spouse's SSN has been filed on another return?

My spouse is incarcerated and it appears that their ssn was e-filed on a return by someone already without permission.

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 3, 2019

Be very careful here. If you attempt to file jointly after your spouse (or someone else posing as your spouse) has filed, the IRS will likely notice the duplicity in SSANs--and will possibly hold YOU responsible. The last thing either of you two need is the IRS coming after you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Arkansas on

Q: If a person gives you a credit card that belongs to them, and gives you permission to use such card, can they

have you charged with credit card fraud?

Paul Stanko answered on Sep 22, 2016

They can, but that doesn't mean you will be convicted. If a person loans you a car, they can later say you stole it, too. You should never use another person's credit card, even with permission.

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