Can i sue the i.r.s for my tax money and emotional distress?

Asked about 1 year ago - Tampa, FL

me and my girlfriend filed our taxes around the end of January and been getting the run around ever since. on my end i have a 9 month daughter and 7 year old step daughter i claim on my taxes. they sent me papers to verify that the baby was mines and bout the step daughter. i sent in the birth certificate in and they responded a month later saying that wasn't enough. my name is clearly sign on there. then they told me i couldn't claim the step daughter. the mother of my child and her daughter wrote a letter stating she gave me permission to claim the step daughter and even got the letter stamp by an notary. they responded with they cant accept it. the mother of the kids even spoke to an i.r.s agent and told them everything. its the middle of July and still no money.it has cost me alot

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . Sorry, but no, you cannot sue the IRS.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Alan James Brinkmeier

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    Answered . You cannot sue to IRS.Google the Federal Tort Claims Act and then take a couple of Tylenols.

  3. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . No you cannot sue the IRS and if you could you could not sue for "emotional distress".

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  4. John P Corrigan

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    Answered . Your girlfriend's daughter is not technically your stepchild and therefore not a "qualified" child for the dependency exemption -- the reason is because you and she are not married. If you were then the child would be your "legal" stepchild for tax purposes.

    My answer is not intended to be giving legal advice and this topic can be a complex area where the advice of a... more

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