I had my tax return stolen: What can I do?

I was wondering if any mamas have ever dealt with getting their tax return stolen by someone claiming them without your permission. What happened? What did you do about it? What was the result? My ex-husband claimed me, signed for me and everything after we had been separated for a year. He didn’t have my w-2s, so he claimed my daughter and me as dependents. I tried to file and was told I had been claimed as a spouse. So he stole my social security number, my identity, and committed tax fraud. I reported it to the police, and filed a report, submitted everything to the irs. I want to know if there will be consequences to his actions. He abused me for years and continued to hurt me after I was long gone. Please give me hope that something will be done.

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Yes what he committed was a felony and he can and more then likely will be charged for it. It could give him jail time for multiple counts. Make sure to keep things updated with the police and such

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I think you’ll see the money and he will have to pay it all back.

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Follow up with the IRS.You need to have legal separation papers.

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Contact the IRS. He would’ve had to sign your name to a joint tax return, which is against the law. There is an innocent spouse provision which can provide relief.

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Continue to follow up with he IRS. Everything you’ve done is about all you can do right now.

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I think it will be a long process but he should definitely see reprouctions

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Usually he has to pay it back. But if he provided for u for 6 or more months he can claim u

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They will probably just take it out of his return next year honestly.

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You have done everything you can for the moment. Keep on the IRS to make sure they do something about it. He literally committed a felony by forging your name.

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Yes if you filed a proper paper tax with the irs and made sure to file then he will be punished. They will fine him and make him pay it all back might even face jail

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file for divorce, sign his fucking name and be done with his worthless-wife-beating-sorry ass.

Yes, I swear I deal with it every year. You need to file a paper return. You’ll have to wait 6-8 weeks but you’ll get it and they will have to pay it back.

He committed tax fraud. Follow up with the irs. He should be punished

Just a note: file early next year. Then at least if he tries it again, it’s his return that will be halted.

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You just file and they will flag both of the returns, ask for proof and it will all work out. It will just take a little more time than it should. He’ll have to pay it back and get hit with interest and penalties. Do you have proof that you have full custody of your child or an order that you are to claim them? That might be the only hiccup if you don’t have documentation for that… but he absolutely cannot claim you

Pretty sure if you’re still married then he has the right to do that. Doesn’t need your w-2

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As for an ip pin them he will
Not be able to do so with out the pin mailed to you every year. Form 14039

I would definitely try and talk to someone with the irs and make sure they understand that you two have been DIVORCED for a year and there are no ties between you two and provide them with your legal separation papers and make sure they understand that you did not consent

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Depending on when you separated last year, he may have had every right to claim you as a dependent. If you were living together and still together for 6 months of the year claimed, then he is able to claim you as a dependent because he provided your support for half or more of the year. I went through this with my ex husband. He was pissed I claimed him, but he lived with me for 7 months before separating. Unfortunately for him he also didn’t file legal separation so we technically weren’t separated at all for that calendar year. I didn’t need his w2s, signature, or anything to claim him as a dependent. As for your child, if there is no legal document stating when you each claim the child, it gets messy when it comes to claiming the child.

If this isn’t the case and you didn’t live together for 6 or more months and have a legal separation, then you’ve done all you can do. It’s on the police and irs to work it out now. He may have consequences, but it may not be legal punishment. He may just have to pay back the extra money they gave him for claiming you or he may face fraud charges.

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