This was done while we were married. Do I have any recourse through the State or IRS to recover my 50% of these checks?
Call the IRS helpline at 1+800+829+1040 and if not successful contact the IRS Taxpayer's Advocate Office, in St Louis at 314-612-4610. Also call the Missouri Taxpayer Advocate. Otherwise you have to sue your EX. I don't think the District Attorney would take the case. To find out report it to the police because it is a crime. Also sue her in small claims court.
Let me know what happens.
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This is now a civil matter against your ex wife. Contact her and demand your portion of the refund or you will take legal action to enforce your rights.
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